30 Dec '13, 2pm

Special forces soldier reunited with puppy he rescued in Afghanistan

NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports In war-torn Afghanistan, special forces soldier Aaron Eleby saved the life of a puppy — and he says the dog did the same for him. Eleby and the fluffy white pup, Yakkul, have since been reunited with the help of an upstate New York charity. Eleby, of Valatie, N.Y., said he found Yakkul while on a mission. “We were at a place and those people over there didn’t really deserve to have any dogs in the first place, among other things,” Eleby told WTEN-TV News . “I saw him after seeing the other dogs, and the way they treat their other dogs over there, and it’s atrocious. They are guard dogs, they don’t eat much.” Eleby didn’t ask anyone, he just knew he had to take the puppy home or the dog would die. “He was literally looking up, like, ‘What are you going to do man?’ Ya know, like, ‘What are you going to do next? It’s your cal...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131230/NEWS/312300002

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