Gamberi is a desert region approximately 10 kilometers North of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. I was having a bad day so I went for a walk. I sat down next to some HESCO barriers to just reflect on the day and my mission here in Afghanistan. I saw movement out of the corner of my eye and saw this yellow Lab mix dog with dark brown eyes. He sat down about 15 feet away from me and started wagging his tail. I called to him to come over and he did. He laid down next to me about two feet away. This being our first encounter, he did not come any closer. After that I would look for him and I would sit down and he would come over and just listen to me talk to him. I would feed him beef jerky treats when I could get them. He became very comfortable around me and would let me touch him all over. I noticed he had apparently broke his leg awhile back. It occurred to me that he was the dog I saw limping about a month ago. He would not let me get anywhere near him then. I also noticed a scar across the right top of his head. It has healed up nicely now. I realized that I have a similar scar also and I broke my left arm also. Because of that I decided to call him "Major" also. Now he lays down next to me usually resting his head on my foot or leg. He became so friendly that I picked him up and put him into a car so a contractor could take care of him while I was on leave. Apparently he escaped the next day when I was gone. No one could find him. When I returned and heard this, I was so disappointed. I went out looking for him, but he found me first. Now, every time I see him, I put his collar on and I take him for short walks. He does not even limp anymore. He comes over when I call or whistle. He lays down next to me with his head on my foot or leg. Sometimes he will gently grab my hand when he wants me to pet him some more. I find it refreshing to find an animal so gentle and comforting in war torn Afghanistan. I have even asked him what he is doing here, but of course, he did not answer..... He is a good listener even if he does not say much.
This Dog is this Soldier's Best Friend and we WILL Rally for you Major!
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