Chloe was found in the Marjeh district centre, Helmand Province in Afghanistan which has seen some of the fiercest fighting in Afghanistan. She arrived at the Nowzad shelter in October 2011.
As this US Marine’s mother explains;
‘My son, is a tough guy Marine. He can bench press over his body weight and run for miles. He did 2 tours in Afghanistan and just returned home. He is also a 23 year old kid who desperately misses his family and fights back tears when he gets news of fellow Marine injuries or death.
While on patrol on his second tour, a soft heart contained in a skinny, dirty, starving dog touched his. He took her into his tent and made a home for her. In a war and a country where there are more questions than answers, her doggy devotion became something he could believe in and count on, through bouts of homesickness and break ups with girlfriends, missed family holidays and just plain misery, he had a loving friend who was always willing to listen and just be there. That friend is Chloe, the dog that the Nowzad Organization is helping him bring home from Afghanistan to be part of our family. She already has a place in our grateful hearts’.
Chloe went home to the USA and her Marine on 16 Nov 11 as part of Operation American Reunite.