Former Army Specialist Ken Wyrsch and the troops on his base in Iraq took joy in a stray puppy that had wandered onto the base one day. They named the loveable pup Ollie.
Ollie turned into quite the popular pet! He loved getting petted and would come up to the soldiers and cuddle up to them. Ken said the following:
“He was there when we left on our missions, he was there when we got back.”
He gave the base a huge morale boost, and was a good counter to all the bad things that would happen. You couldn’t help but form a grin on your face when Ollie was around.
Ken eventually returned back home. But word had it that Ollie was actually still stuck back in Iraq. Ken came up with a plan.
He called SPCA International and asked if they would be able to get Ollie out of the dangerous Middle East, and even have him shipped back to California. Somehow, everyone pulled together and made it happen!
Ollie made the long trip to the states where his new home awaited, as did his familiar buddy, and now doggy daddy, Ken!