Craig & Fred
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Craig Grossi
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-31 - Publisher: HarperCollins

The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity." In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged. Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia. Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred’s turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between. A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart—"it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it"—Craig & Fred is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.
Craig & Fred Young Readers' Edition
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Craig Grossi
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-31 - Publisher: HarperCollins

A heartwarming story of a stray dog and a U.S. Marine who met under the unlikeliest circumstances in Afghanistan—and who changed each other’s lives forever. 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. From that moment on, they were inseparable; whether out on missions or back at the base, the dog named Fred went along. When the time came for Craig to leave Afghanistan, he knew that Fred had to leave with him no matter what. And as Craig tried to get acclimated to civilian life, Fred was there for him. This book tells the inspiring story of two friends who ultimately rescued each other, and the stubborn positivity and love that continue to shape their world.
Official Register of the United States
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States Civil Service Commission
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1896 - Publisher:

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More Dredgings
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Barbara Bowen Feied
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-02-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

More Dredgings covers two tumultuous decades in American life, the 1950s and 1960s. The McCarthy period, The San Francisco Renaissance, The Beat Generation, The Civil Rights movement, anti-Vietnamese war protests,and the Hippies are all chronicled and commented on in this vivid and thoughtful account. It is a sequel to Dredgings which described the 1930s and 1940s.
Index of Patents Issued from the United States Patent Office
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States. Patent Office
Categories: Patents
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher:

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