By Craig Grossi
The uplifting and unforgettable actual tale of a US Marine, the stray puppy he met on an Afghan battlefield, and the way they kept one another and now trip the United States jointly, "spreading the message of obdurate positivity."
In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was once doing intelligence paintings for Marine RECON—the such a lot elite opponents within the Corps—in a distant a part of Afghanistan. whereas on patrol, he noticed a tender puppy "with a huge goofy head and little legs" who didn’t look vicious or run in a pack like such a lot strays they’d encountered. After consuming a bit of red meat jerky Craig offered—against army regulations—the puppy started to stick to him. "Looks such as you made a friend," one other Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The identify caught, and a stunning, life-changing friendship used to be forged.
Fred not just stole Craig’s center; he received over the RECON opponents, who helped Craig smuggle the puppy into seriously fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking detention center and Fred’s lifestyles. With assistance from a team of DHL staff, a sympathetic vet, and an army puppy handler, Fred finally made it to Craig’s kinfolk in Virginia.
Months later, whilst Craig again to the united states, it used to be Fred’s flip to save lots of the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic pressure. at the present time, Craig and Fred are touching lives national, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana country Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and in every single place in among.
A poignant and encouraging story of desire, resilience, and optimism, with a undying message at its heart—"it isn't what occurs to us that issues, yet how we reply to it"—Craig & Fred is a shining instance of the facility of affection to rework our hearts and our lives.
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