A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other
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AUTHOR: Craig Grossi
GENRE: Nonfiction, Memoir
LENGTH: 288 pages (paperback edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: 2017
One day, while Craig Grossi was serving in the Marines in a remote part of Afghanistan, a young stray dog showed up. Grossi and Fred had an immediate connection and they’ve been together ever since. This book tells the story of Grossi’s time in Afghanistan, the (sometimes harrowing) steps it took to get Fred to the US, and adjusting to life after the Marines together.
This book is also the story of a young vet and his experience with PTSD. It’s the story of Grossi’s friends, other wounded vets and those who didn’t get a chance to come home. Fred’s been by his side every step of the way, adjusting to life in the US and helping Craig heal.
I loved the warmth of this story, the relationship between Craig and Fred, and getting a chance to see life through the eyes of a veteran.
This book is perfect for people who love memoirs, for anyone interested in learning more about PTSD, and for people who like military stories.