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Update: Afghan interpreter 'Froggy' and family officially Canadian citizens

Back in 2012, The Current brought you the story of "Froggy," the Afghan translator who worked with the Canadian military for years, He eventually emigrated to Canada with his family and now we have an update to announce his new Canadian citizenship.
Mohammad Rahman, 'Froggy,' and his children receive Canadian Citizenship at Ottawa ceremony with Col. Steve Nolan. (Facebook )

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Back in 2012, The Current brought you the story of an Afghan translator, Mohammad Rahman, who worked for the Canadian military for several years. He was nicknamed "Froggy" because of his croaky voice. 

In a 2008 attack in Kandahar province, the former medic turned interpreter, helped save the lives of a number of Canadian soldiers and an officer. But his job with Canadian troops made him a target.

That danger was captured in the documentary The Interpreter by Julie Ireton.

"Froggy" and his family were forced to flee their home and eventually came to immigrate to Canada. When his family arrived in Ottawa in 2011, Rahman's first call was to his longtime friend, Col. Steve Nolan. They met eight years ago when "Froggy" was an interpreter in Afghanistan for several Canadian officers and have been a part of each others lives ever since.

Col. Nolan and Mohammad Rahman, nicknamed Froggy, became friends during the war in Afghanistan in 2008. Froggy was an interpreter for several officers, including Col. Steve Nolan in Afghanistan. (Facebook)

Now, Mohammad Rahman is thrilled to announce he and his family have just become Canadian citizens.  They've bought a car. They've moved into a house. And that's where CBC's Julie Ireton picks up the story. 

This segment was produced by the CBC's Julie Ireton and The Current's documentary editor, Joan Webber.

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