The story about how we found him is a simple one. We were conducting a shura one day at a local governmental center south of our FOB. Most dogs in Afghanistan are not friendly and do not simply approach soldiers. As I exited the building, one of the prettiest dogs I have seen in this country came up to me and started licking my hand. The dog was a female, and it was obvious she was nursing. She walked into an abandoned house, and we looked through the window at where she was going. There we saw 3 small, malnourished puppies; one of them was Rosco. When we entered the house, two of the puppies recoiled from us, but Rosco approached as happy as he could be. Our platoon had been wanting to adopt a dog, so this one seemed right. Rosco was so small when I picked him up that for the rest of the mission, he sat on top of my dismount radio on my chest rig. Since that day he has been a loved member of our platooon.
Rosco's final destination in the States will be Ft. Campbell, KY, about 45 minutes north of Nashville, TN. Our unit is scheduled to return to the States in late July or early August. If Rosco gets home before us, one of the wives is going to take care of him until we return. We just want Rosco safe in the States. Again, thank you so much for any help. We cannot thank you enough.
Time to help this BAND OF BROTHERS get Rosco to the USA!Paw Salute Soldiers for your big heart and more importantly for your service to the USA!