Craig & Fred

Craig & Fred

A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

Large Print - 2017
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As part of an elite team of Marines, Craig Grossi was sent on his most dangerous assignment to the Sangin District of Afghanistan. He expected to face harsh conditions and violence from Taliban fighters. What he didn't expect was to meet a stray dog, with a big goofy head and little legs a dog all on his own, filthy and covered in bugs, in a bomb-ridden district, but who carried himself with confidence. And even though the Marines have a rule against approaching strays, Craig couldn't help but offer some food and a pat and was shocked when the dog wagged his tail.
Publisher: New York, New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2017.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780062695321
Characteristics: 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,colour illustrations, colour portraits ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Craig and Fred


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conklink Dec 07, 2018

One of many great books about a service person finding a saving a dog while overseas. The love Fred and Craig have for each other just pours from the pages. A truly heartwarming story. I highly recommend it.

Jul 06, 2018

A great read! You will enjoy getting to know Craig and Fred.

sugarmountain Feb 16, 2018

Written by a veteran who served in Afghanistan. this is very readable and enjoyable biographical dog-man memoir. One of the best veteran/dog memoirs written in the past few years showing the importance of having something "normal" like a dog for those deployed in our military.

Dec 03, 2017

Incredible story of what can be accomplished when you refuse to always color inside the lines. I also wept at some of the combat scenes. Well-written and engaging.

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