By Craig Grossi

The uplifting and unforgettable actual tale of a US Marine, the stray puppy he met on an Afghan battlefield, and the way they kept one another and now go back and forth the USA jointly, "spreading the message of obdurate positivity."

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was once doing intelligence paintings for Marine RECON—the so much elite opponents within the Corps—in a distant a part of Afghanistan. whereas on patrol, he noticed a tender puppy "with an important goofy head and little legs" who didn’t appear vicious or run in a pack like such a lot strays they’d encountered. After consuming a bit of pork jerky Craig offered—against army regulations—the puppy started to persist with him. "Looks such as you made a friend," one other Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The identify caught, and a gorgeous, life-changing friendship used to be forged.

Fred not just stole Craig’s middle; he gained over the RECON warring parties, who helped Craig smuggle the puppy into seriously fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking reformatory and Fred’s existence. With the aid of a team of DHL staff, a sympathetic vet, and an army puppy handler, Fred ultimately made it to Craig’s kin in Virginia.

Months later, while Craig again to the united states, it used to be Fred’s flip to avoid wasting the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic tension. this day, Craig and Fred are touching lives national, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana country Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and in every single place in among.

A poignant and encouraging story of desire, resilience, and optimism, with a undying message at its heart—"it isn't what occurs to us that issues, yet how we reply to it"—Craig & Fred is a shining instance of the ability of affection to rework our hearts and our lives.

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