Soldier Adopts War Zone Dog

Sgt. Mark Stanhope decided to bring the dog he befriended overseas back home.
3:00 | 10/24/11

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And a boy thousands of miles away from home serving in Kuwait sergeant mark Steve holt met Steve a dog that -- -- war -- seem a little bit like home. Insists on the distract -- from -- your mission and stuff like that. So where you could just you know forget about your troubles and just like do that what you do at home in America. One point Steve got attacked by another animal sounds that He would have to be put down but -- -- -- you know there was another option a lot of people said. But we should try to about the -- so many hoops to jump through fascist and -- decided He would jump through those hoops He formed the group friends of Steve and with the help fund raisers raised 18100. Dollars. -- -- -- To America. We -- think Steve is like our you know refugee that we liberated and rob back to America. He -- plenty of -- over there helping the soldiers out for 23 years Steve arrived in the US first sergeant came months later and now the TO are reunited first He didn't recognize me. Until we got up close -- -- -- in the house and He just exploded with happiness is jumping on me and my mr. Ellen -- this weekend. So He remembered me it's a bond these two -- it's on the lives on it's not just -- A souvenir that you Clinton photo it's alluding sample of you know what we do for other people and other animals shall we care we just made them more human as -- worried about the war effort. And marking the sixteenth will always be a reminder of why the sergeant chose to -- country.

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