Home Post has brought you many stories about the heartwarming trend of troops bonding with stray dogs while deployed in Afghanistan. In many cases, these servicemembers become so attached that they cut through massive red tape to adopt the dogs and bring them back to the United States.
Cpl. Ward Van Alstine is one of those servicemembers. The Camp Pendleton Marine reunited on Thanksgiving with Chloe, the stray dog who became his best friend while he was stationed in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense has released the names of the six U.S. soldiers who died Tuesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Killed were: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy L. Billings, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, and Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon.Read More
The four-year-old daughter of a San Diego-based Marine made a wish at Disneyland's Snow White wishing well, asking that her father come home from Afghanistan. Little Alyssa Brown didn't realize that Snow White had a big surprise up her sleeve.Read More