SSG Dan Brissey, of the Delaware National Guard, poses with Sully, a stray cat he met in Afghanistan. (Photo via Fundrazr)
In just two days, donations to get Sully the kitten home to Seaford have burst past the $3,000 goal for a single cat, reaching nearly $8,000 by early Wednesday. Nowzad, in Kabul, is Afghanistan's only animal rescue.
A portion of donations to Nowzad at this Fundrazr.com page are earmarked for Sully's care and transportation. Extra funds will help the clinic's operations and transportation for other military pet adoptees.
Eleven US states have cancelled agreements to send members of the National Guard to the US-Mexico border as part of a growing backlash over the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families trying to enter the US.
On May 12, 2006, Lance Cpl. Sean Barney was serving in Fallujah, Iraq, as a Marine infantryman when he was struck in the neck by a sniper’s bullet. Miraculously he survived, in large part due to the incredible efforts of his fellow Marines and the unit’s Navy corpsman. Ten years to the day, Barney took time to thank the men who saved his life in a video commemorating his “alive day.”