Please, pass around so maybe Troops might benefit from the info. These pups are a life line for Our Troops and it kills them have to leave them behind. =(
1. For anyone who has a furry friend, pet/mascot they wish to rescue from Afghanistan, please send an email to: anna@ thepuppyrescuemission. org Please use the subject heading “Package”. All requests for rescues must go via this email address from your personal email. Thank You!
2. nowzad. com
3. spcai. org /baghdad-pups/requesting-help. html If you have questions concerning a dog or cat in Afghanistan, please contact us directly.
It always starts the same. Everybody on the dismounted patrol is thinking “fuck this dog if it comes at me i’ll kick it….” then we’re all like “oh guuyys it’s so cute let’s take it back and clean it and feed it *giggle giggle giggle*” then it bites or pisses on LT and it really becomes a keeper :-)
[Fifth picture is Eslinger and Smoke. Eslinger was injured and returned stateside not long after adopting Smoke. At six months, Smoke was reunited with him here in the States thanks to Nowzad and other charities. -R]
I’ve written about — and urged you to support — the Puppy Rescue Mission before. They are a 501c3 organization (that means that your contributions are tax deductible) and they perform great work reuniting our forces with the animals that they have bonded with, and then forced to leave behind. Click the image below to learn how to support and donate.
Donating what you can is a great way of Supporting Our Troops! Thank You to all that reblog! =)
Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. The first Marine got shot and the second came to get him and got shot dead a third and fourth would also get wounded but succeeded in retrieving the two Marines. So to recap: four Marines three wounded one KIA. No one left behind. God Bless Our Troops!
If this doesn’t pull at your heart strings, you have no soul.
There was actually no KIA or “shot dead”. Gunnery Sergeant Shane was dragging a fellow wounded Marine whom had been wounded (shot through the femoral artery). Gunnery Sergeant was struck in his body armor by enemy machine gun fire before a round found his lower back as he bent over. The third is actually a Navy Corpsman - Joel Lambott. This all happened during operation Al Fajr in Fallujah.
When I first found and posted the pics from the internet, I posted the info I found with the pictures at that time, not much info and apparently wrong =/
Since reading your reply to this post, I did more googling and found this info on the matter: Gunnery Sgt. Ryan P. Shane breaks cover to rescue a fatally wounded Marine while under enemy fire in Fallujah. Seconds later he is hit several times by enemy rounds, The Marines respond with a high rate of suppressive fire as Navy Corpsman HM Joel Lambott rescues the wounded
May God Bless them all <3
Frank Chebetar, a former USS Phelps (DD 360) Sailor who survived the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, salutes while being introduced during a Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. The event commemorated the 70th anniversary of the attack on the Pearl Harbor.(via