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This Years 常见的阅读
克雷格 & 弗雷德: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other
The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, “spreading the message of stubborn positivity.”
In 2010, Sergeant 克雷格Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. 在巡逻时, he spotted a young dog “with a big goofy head and little legs” who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky 克雷格 offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. “Looks like you made a friend,” another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, “Looks like a ‘弗雷德.'” The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.
弗雷德 not only stole 克雷格’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped 克雷格 smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and 弗雷德’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, 富有同情心的兽医, and a military dog handler, 弗雷德 eventually made it to 克雷格’s family in Virginia.
Months later, when 克雷格 returned to the U.S., it was 弗雷德’s turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. 今天, 克雷格 and 弗雷德 are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, 俄勒冈州, and everywhere in between.
A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, 弹性, 和乐观, with a timeless message at its heart—”it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it”—克雷格 & 弗雷德 is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.
克雷格Grossi is an eight-year Marine Corps veteran, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. After returning from Afghanistan, he worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency and attended Georgetown University. When not travelling with 弗雷德, he works intensively with veteran organizations, including the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and the Tragedy Assistance Progams for Survivors (TAPS).
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克雷格 & 弗雷德
The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a U.S. Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghanistan battlefield, and how they saved each other. They now travel America together “spreading the message of stubborn positivity.”