In his native Iraq, Haitham Jasim risked his life alongside U.S. Marines who hired him as a translator during deadly counterinsurgency missions. Fellow Iraqis put a $20,000 bounty on his head.
On Thursday, just in time for Independence Day, he arrived in America with his wife and two young children to begin a new life. A Silicon Valley Marine answered Jasim's desperate request by raising thousands of dollars and giving the friend whom his unit knew as "Falcon" a haven in San Jose.
This is a great story. Can you imagine the blessings they feel have been poured out for them. Welcome to America Jasim family, you're gonna love it here.