Meet Mohammad Gulab, the Afghan ‘brother’ who saved Marcus Luttrell

Anyone who has seen “Lone Survivor” can’t help but be captivated by the honor displayed by Mohammad Gulab, the Afghan tribal leader who became close friends with Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.

In a “60 Minutes” interview recorded in December, Luttrell told Anderson Cooper that Gulab “saved him, protected him from the Taliban and helped him get rescued,” according to

The movie tells the story of the reconnaissance operation gone horribly wrong, with Luttrell finding himself alone and badly injured in the mountains of Afghanistan. After finding Luttrell, Gulab took him into his village under a tribal code of honor called “Pashtunwali.”

“Mohammad Gulab not only put his own life at risk, he put the lives of his entire village at risk,” Cooper said on “60 Minutes Overtime.” “According to Gulab, the Taliban came to him, first offered him money, offered him all sorts of things if he would give up Marcus Luttrell, and he refused.”

As retribution for his heroics, Gulab’s home was burned down, his cousin was killed, and he had to take his family into hiding. Luttrell flew Gulab to Texas twice and has been trying to help him get a green card so he can relocate to the United States, at least temporarily.

Watch the touching story of the two friends via CBS:

Watch Cooper’s entire “60 Minutes” segment with Luttrell via CBS:

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
Cheryl Carpenter Klimek


36 thoughts on “Meet Mohammad Gulab, the Afghan ‘brother’ who saved Marcus Luttrell

  1. Texas Belle says:

    Obama prefers to wave his magic pen to “equalize income” rather than help a hero.

  2. robbiedobbs says:

    I wonder if the Americans who frequent this website would do the same for a wounded Muslim man.

  3. Libertas says:

    If Gulab wants a green card, he should get one.

    We live in a bizarro world when a man that against all calculated measures of self-interest helps a grievously wounded serviceman can’t get into the country while illegals crossing the border can have anchor babies.

  4. SicSemperTyrannis says:

    Let me get this right. Liberals want to grant amnesty to about 20 million illegals, but this guy can’t get a green card, or citizenship if he wants it? Yeah, way to focus on the important things libs.

  5. greg says:

    Once the U.S. military pulls out of Afghanistan that entire village will be in grave danger. I would hope the U.S. would offer to any and all asylum who live within it. They put their own lifes on the line for one of our own and should not be left behind to defend for themselves without having the option of having their families living here in the U.S. in peace and safety.

  6. Angel Hsu says:

    It pains me to see that the Mohammad Gulab has not been offered a safe place in America but has to seek refuge daily in Afghanistan with his children and wife. The fact that the United States has not yet provided a secure society for Gulab to live in exemplifies the country’s self-centeredness that they will not protect a noble man who has saved the lives of one of United State’s Seals.

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