The beloved "company dog" of Alpha Company 1/121 will get to return home to Georgia with the troops.
The soldiers are from Lawrenceville, and they met the dog, Bear, during the first month of their deployment. The guys and gals in the battalion were very forward-thinking: we often hear stories about soldiers returning home and having to wait a long time to get their dog to the US. In this case--they will not be home for several months--but they went ahead and started a pool of money to get Bear home. They were hoping to raise $1000 and the Lawrenceville community has donated $10,000! Nowzad is an organization that brings animals from war-torn countries back home to the USA. AWESOME!!