The things people do sometimes to help an animal are just awe inspiring.
Craig Grossi is one of those people.
He was on an elite team of Marines serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan back in 2009.
The fighting his team went through the first few days in a remote part of that country was not for the faint of heart.
When the battle was over, Grossi saw something that was completely out of place – a white dog with some tan spots.
Most of the stray dogs traveled in a pack – but this little guy either had no pack or he had lost it.
Even though Marines were not allowed to interact with dogs, Grossi couldn’t help himself.
He offered the dog a piece of beef jerky and well, the rest is history.
With his simple offering, Grossi made a friend for life!
The dog was named Fred and soon became a part of the team.
When it came time for Grossi and his team to be sent to another part of the country, they put Fred in a duffel bag and let him come along!
Grossi wasn’t able to get all the paperwork to get Fred shipped back home to the U.S. before he was redeployed.
Some people at a DHL shipping company said they would watch Fred.
Grossi didn’t plan to be gone long.
But, he was hit with a rocket and ended up in the hospital.
Finally, Grossi made it back and found Fred!
Fred is now living with Grossi here in the United States!
Share away, people!