The shepherd who saved the SEAL

The shepherd who saved the SEAL

There are 42 comments on the Newsday story from May 4, 2007, titled The shepherd who saved the SEAL. In it, Newsday reports that:

When Afghan shepherd Muhammad Gulab left this mountain home one morning in June 2005 to check on a strange noise his family had heard in the woods, he found a frightened and wounded American soldier pointing ...

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Thomas Duane

Northbrook, IL

#1 May 5, 2007
Thank you for the story. I am sure that the United States that I know and love will not forget this wounderful man.


#2 May 6, 2007
They should let this man and his family come to the United States. By reaching out and protecting one of ours he put himself and his family in harms way. This man deserves to come here and be helped out for his heroic efforts.

Winter Park, FL

#3 Aug 2, 2007
Have we lost our minds!!! Hopefully our military will remember the good deeds that this man did for one of ours and not allow themselves to be infested by the likes of the Reids, Pelosi, etc... People who know no honor.

Jenkintown, PA

#4 Aug 2, 2007
for god sakes this man risked his life to help a U.S. soldier and thats the thanks he gets ! this government should be ashamed ,bring the man and his family to america, show him some gratitude

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Aug 13, 2007

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Aug 13, 2007
Scott Sattler

Larchmont, NY

#7 Aug 24, 2007
This is why the American govt will continue to lose its wars. Having worked overseas and observed how the US deals with its friends and allies, its easy to see why the US has to BUY its friends and allies.
Peter P

Bridgewater, NJ

#8 Sep 5, 2007
Here is what we do folks:
1) Talk to your local pastor and ask his congregation to help.
2) contact by e-mail , phone, or snail mail at least 1 elected official in your town, county, state and federal government.

Let others know of this mans courage and honor.
And I promise you something positive occurs.

United States

#9 Sep 15, 2007
A Great story. The man should be able to make contact
with the Seal he saved. Why not?
Please find some way for the two to come together.
If I were that Seal, I'd find a way to make contact with
my rescuer. Bruce

Kent, WA

#10 Sep 17, 2007
How is it we can "buy" Iraqi sheiks with suitcases full of
money but can't help this shepard and his family out ?
Where is our honor, our justice, and what will this shepard's family remember of Americans 100 years from now ? ferchristsakes give him a sackful of paper !
Rick Barnes

Dover, DE

#11 Sep 29, 2007
According to Mr. Luttrell's 'Sole Survivor' the umbrella of protection you describe as pashtunwali is known as "hibhib".
Have you considered contacting Mr. Luttrell in regards to the predicament his savior, Gulab finds himself in? I am sure he would intercede on his behalf. U.S. Navy SEAL's have never left a fellow SEAL behind and would not turn their backs on a man whose actions saved the life of one of their own.
They before all others, understand sacrifice.
Why did Gulab not accept the $200,000 he was offered - To now say he is forgotten? I don't understand.
hooyah 158

Fredericksburg, VA

#12 Oct 3, 2007
He didn't forget you. Read his book
tom1409 Hollywood Fl

Miami, FL

#13 Oct 11, 2007
I agree with Peter P. from Rocky Point and Nam-Vet from Seattle:-
Gulab is every much a hero as Lt. Murphy. I am ashamed our Country has not done more for this man. Our left wing, bleeding heart liberals spend millions on illegals (medical care, schooling, housing, etc) and all we get in return from them is violence and bloodshed. Why don't we build a Medical Clinic and a School in Gulab's community in his family's name and give him his choice if he wants to immigrate to our country providing his family with housing, medical, higher education, etc. Unfortunately this article was not printed in my local newspaper, live in Florida. It's up to you Long Islander's to get the ball rolling. When I hear about something I'll start something going down here and pass it on to other friends in other states.

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#14 Oct 11, 2007
"I think he has forgotten me."

you are not forgotten. i even think of you every now and then, i'm sure he does.
I love Americans

Elmira, NY

#15 Oct 12, 2007
the military has just started helping our own men and women in the service, and I hope sooner rather than to later they will help people like Gulab, our friends!My heart and prayers go out to him and his family and all those honorable people like him.

Granbury, TX

#16 Oct 15, 2007
If I was that SEAL I would have gone back to find the man who saved me. I just wouldn't feel right if I didn't find him and thank him for everything he did.


#17 Oct 17, 2007
Thank you very much for this story. It's truly gratifying to learn of Gulab's goodwill in helping one of our soldiers truly in fatal danger. I believe it's an example we should all follow. It saddens me that his love was not reciprocated. Your example has touched more lives than you'd ever know, Gulab (if you happen to read this). I personally thank you for your honor and integrity. I wish more articles would be written showing the dwindling love that should exist among us.

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#18 Oct 17, 2007
could this be one of the first storys by newsday that isn't negative?!?
and probably the first one that doesn't look down on the war and the armed services? the apocalypse is coming!


Oceanside, CA

#19 Oct 23, 2007
Are you effing kidding me????? Bush is going to let in 7 thousand iraqi's but this man is not worthy of an american visa? I can't take this anymore. Where is the common sense and sense of decency in this countries leadership. They gave him a day labor job that he is now barred from??? President Bush, i'm a conservative that demands you pull your head out of your ass and give this man and his family visas. AAAAARGH


#20 Oct 23, 2007
This man continues to risk his life and family to save one of our best, who is now back in the game. Can anyone explain to me why he was only offered $200,000, and how can he possibly still be at risk? Thanks and God bless yoy Gulab!

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