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
Think about them, pray for them, and send them carepacs!
List of suggested things for carepacs:
The Troops in harms way all over the world have to buy their own supplies but sometimes they go for months without the opportunity to purchase the basic necessities. The guys in Afghanistan on the “Tip of the Spear” only get limited access to a truck that sometimes doesn’t come over unless it’s safe. After the first couple of FOB the trucks are empty and that’s where we come in and send them carepacs. Please go to AnySoldier to adopt, they serve ALL BRANCHES. www.AnySoldier.com
The number one item requested by the troops is Wipes (baby wipes or equivalent) Cheap is ok, Wal-Mart has the “parents choice” are the cheapest I’ve found. Guys on the “Tip of the Spear” get to shower once a week, and by shower I mean a bucket of water. Wipes are a life saver for in between “showers”.
Other things they need and ask for are:
Hand and feet warmers. It’s COLD NOW in Afghanistan, at night it goes down in the 20’s!
Hot cocoa mix
medicated foot powder
drink mix powder (like Gatorade, Power aid, Kool-Aid, Crystal light)
Black, OD Green, Olive Green, Camel Brown or/and White socks, TUBE socks are best because they accommodate all sizes unlike crew socks that fit 8-12 only.
boot inserts (gel, memory foam, odor eaters)
air fresheners and car air fresheners (little pine tree)
mouth wash (travel size please)
self help/marriage/parenting books
magazines on Sports, hunting, fishing, cars, racing, NASCAR, wrestling, tattoos, men’s health, working out, engines, trucks, Maxim, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, guns, airplanes, flying, Video Game Cheat Codes, Please don’t send People, US, Star, Enquirer nor any Hollywood trash magazines where they show trashy people getting millions for being immoral drunken junkies.
candy like Jolly Ranchers, mints, lemon drops, Jelly Bellies, life savers
individual packs of ketchup, TACO BELL SAUCES ALL OF THEM, hot sauces
instant coffee, packs of creamers, sugar
Granola bars, Protein bars, Cliff bars
Protein drinks like Muscle Milk, Ensure, Boost
Energy bars, Snickers
Energy drinks like Monster (any flavor/color) AMP, Full Throttle, Red Bull, 5 hour energy, Rock Star, Pit bull, KMX, Burn, Blast, HOOAH!, Lightning Bolt, Buzz, etc.
Pop tarts, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, instant grits, instant breakfast
hair clippers, nail clippers
board games, card games (phase 10, UNO etc.)
Video Games (some have received Game systems from home)
DVD’s (some have received portable DVD players from home)
cards, letters and drawings that express good wishes are appreciated
BIGGEST WISH ITEM: ELECTRIC BLANKETS (most troops have generators so they can use electric blankets, even the ones that don’t have a microwave nor refrigerator)
Sir, do you know why we pulled you over?
the dude who kicked in the windshield, also backflipped off the hood of the car. you know he’s waited his entire career to bust out those moves.
I would like to enroll in whatever kickass class he had.
don’t forget the guy punches the window glass with his bear fist!