He was told to stay home and not worry, that they would be evacuated.
Late Monday, however, his heart sank as he heard that the final U.S. flights had left Kabul’s airport, followed by the blistering staccato sound of Taliban gunfire, celebrating what they saw as their victory over America.
REPORTED TEXTS CLAIM AMERICANS STRANDED AT KABUL AIRPORT WAVED PASSPORTS; WEREN’T LET IN: SOLOMON
A U.S. soldier holds a sign indicating a gate is closed as hundreds of people gather near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon, File)