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Save our Afghan allies from the Taliban

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My name is Jim Gant. I am a retired US Army Special Forces officer. I am raising funds to help my Afghan wartime allies and their families survive and escape the Taliban.

As a Green Beret I served three tours in Afghanistan in 2003, 2004 and 2010-2012. My last mission was especially challenging, to lead small teams of US soldiers to embed in Afghan villages in Kunar Province near the Pakistan border, to advise and train tribal security forces to defend their territory against Taliban fighters.

My Afghan interpreter Ismail Khan and his brothers were critical to this dangerous mission. Ismail and his brothers worked for many years for US Special Forces and were known for their bravery and loyalty. They were like my eyes, ears and mouth. I owe my life to them. But as a result of their courageous work for the US military, their large family of 38 people in Afghanistan is now in danger of being killed by the Taliban.

I am trying to raise $100,000 to cover the cost of passports, visas, one-way plane tickets, and initial food and shelter for this family of 38 people. Ismail and two of his brothers have already gotten out of Afghanistan on special visas for interpreters, but they and I cannot rest until their family can join them in safety.

Please join me and my Go Fund Me team to make this happen – it is urgent – it matters – and we owe this to the Afghan people who have sacrificed so much for our military and country.

Thank you and God Bless you.

Jim Gant

With Ismail and his son in 2011 in Afghanistan.



  • Melvin Pasley
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $40 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $5 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Gretchen Lyne
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs

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James Gant
Seattle, WA
John Bradley

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