US soldier wins long fight to get Afghan translator asylum

  • FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2021 file photo U.S. Army veteran Spencer Sullivan, left, and Abdulhaq Sodais, who served as a translator in Afghanistan, talk at Sodais’ apartment in Bremen, Germany. Sullivan spent years fighting to get Sodais asylum after he risked his life aiding U.S. troops in Afghanistan during its 20-year war there and then was denied a U.S. visa. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, a German court granted Sodais asylum. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong,File)

Army combat veteran Spencer Sullivan has never felt more victorious.

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