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.”
LEST WE FORGET