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We have reunited with our Soldier's or their Families in the US!
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Update: TS arrived in the US on 29 June
10 March: Top Secret's Soldier writes: Top Secret was found on a roadside in Afghanistan when she was about 6 weeks old. She was originally named for a suspected bad guy we were looking for in the area, but we got tired of saying, "well, that's top secret," when people asked what her name was, so Top Secret it became. We are stationed at a fairly remote base, and T.S. has been an invaluable touch of home for us when we're feeling down. She is anxiously awaiting a trip back to the States, where my family is waiting for her. Thank you for supporting T.S., and Military Mascots.
Update: Mick arrived in the US on 8 June 05
Mick while in Afghanistan with her soldier.
15 March: Mick's soldier writes: I saved this puppy from being run over while out on patrol in Southern Afghanistan. When I first saved Mick, she was only 5 weeks old. Mick is now a little over 3 months old and has grown into my best friend. Although she is relatively young, she has learned to do things like wait outside the gym when I go to do a workout. Mick will sit outside without running off and just wait till I finish my workout and them go with me back to the barracks. I have been able to keep her in my barracks during the winter and now that things are warming up I need to try and get her back to the US so I am not ordered to release her. My mother and father have agreed to keep Mick till I get back from here sometime this Summer. Anything you can do to help me bring Mick back would be greatly appreciated. Mick is one of the more positive things that has happened to me while here in Afghanistan, and I would like to raise her in an environment where she will be loved and not have to worry about being shot or blown up by a land mine like so many of the stray dogs here are. Thank you for considering helping Mick get back to the US.
Moose while in Iraq
Update: Moose arrived in the US on 3 June 05
5 January: Moose's soldier writes: We have been deployed for the past seven months providing vital convoy support to coalition forces on the dangerous roads of Iraq. Our soldiers have gone through the tears of leaving loved ones, the stress of combat, and the heartache of losing comrades in arms. It has been an emotional roller coaster to say the least. Recently, we found a bright spot in our lives - we happily adopted a kitten named 'Moose'. Moose was rescued from an Iraqi National Guard compound, all of the soldiers in this company have fallen in love with this strong-willed kitten, and the morale of the unit has increased dramatically. It has been such a welcome change to see and touch something so innocent and loving and has been very therapeutic for all the soldiers. We all hope this is a relationship that will continue after our deployment comes to an end. We would like to begin the work that we hope will result in bringing Moose home with us to the States. Everyone is taking an active roll in caring for Moose - from the commander to brand new Privates. It is a challenge that we readily accept. Thank you for helping soldiers and their pets. The website is fantastic and your work makes such a difference for so many!
Moose reunites with his soldier's in the US on 3 June
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