SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- In war, there are gains and there are losses.
"I'm in a situation that I'm lost and I'm thinking of what I lost and what I gained," said Hameed, who asked to be identified only by his first name to avoid possible retribution against his family in Afghanistan.
For seven years, Hameed served as an interpreter, translator and cultural adviser for U.S. and coalition forces during the War in Afghanistan. Because of his advanced English language skills, he was assigned to the second highest command post in Kabul, Afghanistan.
"I was inspired because it was good for the country and it's still good for the country there of mine in Afghanistan," said Hameed, through his ever friendly and perpetual smile.
"America was the only country that could save us and survive us and have a peaceful end and a good life," he continued.