Iraq puppy adopted by fallen soldier's family
He was photographed with dog from litter the day before he was killed
CONCORD, N.H. - The family of Army Spc. Justin Rollins finally got to hold one of the last things he held.
A female puppy the 22-year-old nuzzled the night before his death in a roadside bombing in Iraq frolicked Friday in New Hampshire, completing a nearly 6,000-mile journey that Rollins' family and girlfriend began pushing for after seeing photos of him with a newborn litter.
"It was the last bit of happiness Justin had," said Rollins' girlfriend, Brittney Murray.
I had seen this story for a couple of days, and I really fought against talking about it. But then I thought about the men and women over there.... suffering through so much crap- heat, discomfort, fear and missing home. Hell, I get all wubba wubba over a cute puppy here in Indiana, imagine how important one would be to someone who sees nothing but chaos and pain day after day.
And then for him to die in that crap hole of an conflict.
God bless him, his family, and all that cared for him. I hope the puppy will bring them years of comfort.