When we move to a new place, we always hope for the locals to be kind, generous and friendly.
Sergeant Chris Duke was in Afghanistan serving his country when he happened to meet the three lovely locals. These locals were three stray dogs – Sasha, Target, and Rufus. But these dogs turned out to be more than just friendly. They ended up being lifesavers.
One night, when a suicide bomber tried entering Sergeant Duke’s barracks, Sasha, Target, and Rufus started barking very loudly and attacked the intruder before he could carry out his plan.
Unfortunately for the dogs, the bomber blew himself up. This left the three dogs badly injured but they had saved over 50 soldiers from certain death. Sasha was gravely wounded and had to be put down. But Target and Rufus were nursed back to health.
When Duke returned home, he couldn’t stop thinking about the dogs that saved his life. He wrote a letter to a veteran’s assistance group called ‘Hope For The Warriors’ in which he requested their help in bringing the dogs to the USA to live.
The organization, moved by this special request, helped raise over $21,000 and managed to bring Rufus and Target to America and reunite them with Duke. Their reunion is one that is sure to tug at your heartstrings!
To watch this beautiful reunion between the soldier and his saviors check out the video below.