$6,000 raised to fly two Afghanistan war zone dogs to the U.S.

By Published: July 4, 2011

Two stray dogs in Afghanistan that found comfort and companionship with a company of U.S. Army soldiers at a remote firebase are poised to leave the war zone behind. As the troops get set to return home, their spouses have raised nearly $6,000 to fly the dogs to the United States.

Thanks to the donations that flowed in following a Facebook posting, OP1 and Smiley are expected to find new homes with the families of soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky.

From The Associated Press: $6,000 raised to fly two Afghan war zone dogs to the U.S.


In this June 19, 2011 photo provided by Sgt. Mark Weber, a stray dog named OP1 sits with soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in the Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Mark Weber/AP


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