You’re Going Home

Man's best friend

This story should warm the cockles of your heart.When Pfc. Colton Rusk was hit by a Taliban sniper while on tour of duty his faithful and inseparable companion, Marine dog Eli, rushed to his side and began guarding him.The 4 year old Labrador initially wouldn’t even allow fellow soldiers to come near. Sadly Rusk (20) died from his wounds. Last week, in a rare move, the US Military retired the beloved dog, who had served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, and handed him over to Rusk’s parents  so he can live out his days on a ranch in Orange Grove, Texas. After the handing over ceremony Rusk’s teary mom hugged Eli and whispered “You’re going home”.

Psst On Rusk’s Facebook page he wrote of Eli “Whatever is mine, is his.”


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6 responses to “You’re Going Home

  1. Fairy Face

    Warm the cockles of my heart nothing!! Where’s my tissues? ah that Loon. sob sob sob …

  2. megagetoverit

    So very humane…What the F@$k was doggy doing in a war zone…Animal lovers should be in shock….

  3. Fairy Face

    Mega I thought everybody knew that. One of the dogs went walkies after taking a command from his captured owner to leave. He did this so that nobody wold know what kind of dog he was and in the end he came back and ripped the thoat out of one of enemy. What briliant dogs they are. I can’t even get Tillie so stop peeing on everyone and I’ve told her about a million times.
    This story has a great outcome.

  4. Bad bad dog if it would had let the other people close they might have saved his life. Next time shoot the dog treat the sholder

  5. Ahh, I love stories like this! We need more of this and less of…. everything else.

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