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Soldiers Adopt Puppy In Iraq, Bring Him Home To California

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Soldiers adopted a puppy, Ollie, in Iraq and have brought him home to the U.S. John Ramos reports. (5/19/16)
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MARIA MAROVICH (17 days ago)
Because of this story and donations towards the friends of our soldiers that are being left behind, I shall make sure to alway's donate to the SPCA, our soldiers deserve to bring back their fury babies.
Lch Coco (2 months ago)
touching story. Thank you for taking him. ♥😘
Jayaram V (3 months ago)
Some one they posting the killing videos of innocent dogs and why they are doing like this what u will after killing a innocent dogs or cat .if any one see these please cut these bastards hands.
Jayaram V (3 months ago)
I saw 1 movie and 1 real story of a cat which doesn't have both hands but when watch these both .i feel realy upset .if any one can help me to block those videos please help me
Jayaram V (3 months ago)
This is true love .some time i dont no who uploading some videos that they are saving puppy's from water from python actually these bastards are making a movie . But these is really true love thats why i like americans ,Britain's specially big salute sir
PrecisionTreck (3 months ago)
That's so great.
Ray Frazier (4 months ago)
Good for u ur a true hero and I am glad u went there and 🔥 them up shite bag country go American God bless use all
Ken Pusey (4 months ago)
Looks like a kangal mix
Cynthia Black (4 months ago)
Go ollie
Cynthia Black (4 months ago)
A REAL man.
Elly Godelcra (4 months ago)
All my respect to this soldier , thank you so much for giving this pup a 2nd chance in life, God bless.
Kuldip Powar (5 months ago)
This is what life is really about.............we should love them and look after them. We, humans, create war and all of nature suffers.
MrQbenDanny (5 months ago)
BRAVO!!!!
tommyloika (5 months ago)
Yum
Zimmerman (5 months ago)
Awesome story. He'll probably have a good life out here.
jukebox symposium (6 months ago)
adopted??? more like kidnapped after their guardians were probably killed in this illegal war!! Absolutely disgusting! Way worse than 'stolen valour'...
Bed Time Bear (7 months ago)
That's really sweet , I'm happy for the both of them 😊
Mike Ferrannini (8 months ago)
Great story with a happy ending!!!
Deborah Field (9 months ago)
Good job and thank you for your service to keep us safe. God Bless U Always
Independence In Mind (9 months ago)
Awee what a great soul
ariana marin (11 months ago)
God bless you!!!! Now that sweet angel will live the all american life. We love our pets (family members) in USA.... god blesssssss America 😁😁😁😁
Lourdes Oliva (11 months ago)
love it is worthy.
Pamela Turner (11 months ago)
Love this story.So uplifting.And thank you to all who have so selflessly served our country.May you & your 'dog people' have many years of companionship & fun.God sees you & Blesses You.
Kevin onpoint (11 months ago)
#Beautiful 👌👌👌👍💯
Megan G (11 months ago)
This video warms my heart!
Nitro Express (11 months ago)
unlike many Progressives, let me thank you for your service.
whats my name? (1 year ago)
Welcome home solider, and welcome to America ollie.
Dave Johnson (1 year ago)
Brought tears to my eyes. God bless you young man!!!
انا انسان حر I'm free man (1 year ago)
That's what you call loyalty good for the lovely dog now his a US citizen 😃
badt2238 (1 year ago)
Ok but understand heartworm is rampant there and a hazard may have been brought to cali. If spca international is like the spca then we have heartworm as they have been known to not be thorough with that. Look at hurricane katrina. We didnt have heartworm till we rescued dogs from louisiana.
Official JOY (1 year ago)
AWWWwww!!💝🙏💪
Pale Feather Valdez (1 year ago)
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,  A MILLION TIMES...   FOR SAVING THAT DOG FROM OVER THERE.  I have often thought about the dogs over there caught in all the bombing & it made my heart ache for them, I am a very big animal lover so this story was the BEST......   :) :) :) :)  :) :) :)   THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TOO...
Truth (1 year ago)
Well spent taxpayer money. Some of these career politicians making millions should take a pay cut and we should spend money on saving homeless dogs overseas instead.
Hannibal Barqa II (1 year ago)
There is no heart warming for these murderers. They killed 400,000 Iraqi civilians intentionally and we are supposed to forgive them for adopting a dog, what a dog shit story.
Rust M (1 year ago)
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Skip Sanzeri (1 year ago)
Wonderful story - Mr. Wyrsch - thank you for your service ....and Bringing Ollie back.
Flip465 (1 year ago)
Can't get the damned video to run !!!! ;-(
Heru- deshet (1 year ago)
What a great dog. Perhaps he can sniff out ISIS bastards hiding in the U.S.
Bryan Miller (1 year ago)
89 is cat lovers.
Cabbage Lettuce (1 year ago)
God bless our soldiers!
Sydney Brooks (1 year ago)
good boy
özgür sülüm (1 year ago)
Wtf!! Target practice... you gotta be joking.
world Sam (1 year ago)
*First they kill native Americans / Red Indians and they made a story and call its thier country pls explain how come the land of the red Indians its your country i think your "hero" Abraham Lincoln who made the black hawk war was a one of the killer i mean i cant believe this American is not for different European ask your history teachers how come we are in this land when it was for red Indians? Did really the European governments invade this land and start call it "WHITE AMERICA"* *Ask your teachers how come we have "Afro-American" how did they came to this country ? What happened ?* *Ask or read who start all the wars and why?* Aint America for peace ? Ain't America for democracy ? And why every president before we vote for him he promise many stuff but we he get elected he never do what he promised ? Who is behind his decision? Is it the Congress ! Or pentagon? Or Isreal/Zionist movements ! Ask someone if America scream after peace since the establishment of the state then we did we bomb the hell of Hiroshima that killed 120k innocent people ? And then they bomb Nagasaki ???? What kind of peace are they looking for exactly ? Why did they invaded the Vietnam ? For what ? Whats the point of this war ? Is it the for the cocaine aka blue print ? And why Afghanistan ? Is it really for al-Qaida? Or is it for the opium/heroin? I don't know if its Alqaida who is the first terrorist organization who start the car bomb or is it in the 1920 aka the buda's wagon who was in the state i mean is that a peacefully Government or is murders and killer and real dictators who scream for a false democracy and freedom ? Now what are you sure that you killed Osama and drowned him but hillary Clinton says you founded them what's the deal ? I don't think people need hypnotizing to sleep when the media is on your side! Every middle eastern country you helped to scream for freedom still dripping blood until this day Iraq ? Libya ? Syria ? Egypt ? Vietnam ? Or Palestine ? Who helped the Zionist to invade Palestine exactly the same thing that you did for the land of red Indians step by step to push them out but this time is diffrent they scream this country belong to the JEWISH people but is not because the Jewish was there and living with Christian and Muslims before you come and they was living in peace ! Read history I don't know if i really even can believe that hilter want to kill the jew or is it a set up to make us believe that i mean yes he killed but and he is fully wrong but who pushed him to that and open the doors for him ? Now we have another faces of Hitler movements but in a different place name project and subject and target a movie with same actor but diffrent name and diffrent mission . First you call every groups who are protect thier own country with name of a terrorist militia is because they are protecting thier territory that you are trying to invade for no reason or a false sense ... Please to the family of the soldiers do not send your men to anything that your government its saying its all make no sense at all . You have many veterans homeless at the streets why no help ? Many got mental illness why no help ? Many got killed for what ? Your government one day they scream for the other countries freedom and the next day they say its for our country protection ! You have to protect your self from who ? The inside jobs ? Wall Street? Boston? I mean the couldn't even make Iraq better place for god sake Saddam was a dictator but no killing and isis and no al-Qaida or one conflict between sunni and Shia was in his time as soon they invaded Iraq shit got sick and a hell of place . Your government is taking down the terrorists BUT THEY ARE DEALING WITH SAUDI ARABIA UAE QATAR AFGHANISTAN LIBYA president and kings of thoes country they are the biggest terrorist? Pls tell now trump he said Qatar is helping the terrorists then why are trying to help them why are you talking to them and invite them to your country?!?!? Omg! How can say you fight but you are shaking the hands of the biggest terrorist supports/suppliers? What a joke this is make us so sick but have one thing in your minds no matter what time it will take for your killer murder country Roman Empire Persian empire Oatman empire napoleon Hitler mussolini all kings all savages empires was down and ended up killing their own peoples by the name of freedom or democracy or power or own the whole world like every dictators was trying to do they ended up in a very bad credit history and thier country's and people got hungry . Read how every empire and kings ended up after years of ego .
Wareagle86 (1 year ago)
Thanks for your service my brother in arms.
Anne (1 year ago)
I wish he would take me home.... ohhhhh. lol
Powerhouses The Robot (1 year ago)
I feel like I'm about to cry. This is so heartwarming.
but2star (1 year ago)
Former owner of this dog is the late Saddam Hussein.
Keith Walk (1 year ago)
Never leave a man behind!🐶
67claudius (1 year ago)
There's blood of Anatolian Shepherd in this dog.
Em Spearing (1 year ago)
Donation on the way to SPCA. In this shit-stained world, wonderful stories like this are rare.
corsican lulu (1 year ago)
dud e is a hottie w/ a heart of gold....r u single?
melvin anacay (1 year ago)
what's the breed of the dog? :)
Blue Thunder73 (1 year ago)
That dog has travelled more than me.
The one With the bird (1 year ago)
Yes, I'll take both please.
DubSito (1 year ago)
Can do a film with this story Incredible! nice one
Laura Rodriguez (1 year ago)
beautiful story
Yujiro Hanma (1 year ago)
Glad one soul got out of that devil worshipping country :)
Arado16 (1 year ago)
Islam teaches that dogs and pigs are impure, unclean animals. That is probably one of the reasons why dogs are being treated so badly in Iraq.
Games and Nonsense (1 year ago)
81 people showed they have no soul.
D. Freeman (1 year ago)
But how do they decided who gets to keep the dog?
Christophe Paget (1 year ago)
I like thoose stories
EDEUSdisse (1 year ago)
Self-righteous pricks are the worst kind of cowards. When confronted with a critical situation they are normally the first to buckle and do the exact opposite of what they preach. This man did the decent thing, and the justice or injustice of the war in Iraq has nothing to do with it.
Albert Zion (1 year ago)
This made my day
natashka1982 (1 year ago)
Who put water in my eyes!!
Lisa Reid (1 year ago)
That is one lovely dog.
Tiago Spartan Beast (1 year ago)
"BIG DEAL HE ADOPTED A DOG..." HE SPENT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO GET THAT DOG TO AMERICA. HE WAS THERE IN DUTY, HE DIDNT HAVE TO BRING THE DOG BUT HE DID. AS HE SAID, CANT LEAVE A FRIEND BEHIND! THIS WAS NOT A NORMAL ADOPTION, WHERE YOU JUST GO TO THE DOG POUND AND BRING ONE HOME!
Harry Probyn (3 months ago)
Tiago Spartan Beast you are a terrible human being
Aleta Mize (7 months ago)
Tiago Spartan Beast so you have no soul.
SAIDER206 (1 year ago)
Tiago Spartan Beast Well said man.
manuela redding (2 years ago)
absolutely wonderful!!
earthminus10 (2 years ago)
papa soilder
aft7676 (2 years ago)
Yes. Yes. Iraqis and Afghans are just a bunch of savage people who mistreat animals. They have all that money and modern shelters but they prefer to keep the animals stray so they can use them for "target practice". I see these videos as American propaganda video to make Americans look like angels and demonize the people of countries that the US devastates and plunders.
Cynthia Black (4 months ago)
I believe him. They are sick. Animals mean nothing. Karma..they will die and live under the devils balls tortured for abusing innocent dogs Alla won't save them.
Pamela Turner (11 months ago)
aft7676 take your Mohamedan hatred & put it where the sun don't shine.Like say the black stone you kiss at the Kaaba.
Brian Curwick (2 years ago)
I don't know what kind of scumbag give a thumbs down on this video but you need to find another country to take your worthless all to!!!Having served this country that gives you the right to be the jackass you are and having to leave my own best friend behind when moving a crossed country, I know to a certain extent what this situation feels like to be a part of...This guy was pounding the ground in a foreign land, risking his life Night and day... this dog was his rock!!!Thank you so much for those that provided the funds and the logistics to reunite this warrior and his buddy!!!
Kazan (2 years ago)
Beautiful dog
maegap96 (2 years ago)
A Real man <3
John Cats (2 years ago)
good man
Briseur De Lance (2 years ago)
Dude is freaking ripped.
Rainbow Fox (2 years ago)
Every time we value an animal, we value life, then we begin to value human life. It is a progressive opening of the heart.
frogterminator (2 years ago)
answered his call of duty ?
Denise Higson (2 years ago)
awwwwwwwwwww that's so sweet you are a treasure for taking hollie home with you enjoy your life together it's going to be so amazing well done young man x
Adventure Time Gamer 77 (2 years ago)
uh I'm sorry I'm from Iraq and we don't treat dogs as target practice wtf we love animals
Cynthia Janis (2 years ago)
Heartwarming story!
Mary Speidel (2 years ago)
Only love has value in our lives.
Tame MeDown (2 years ago)
Real men are kind to animals. And that makes them so much more attractive and sexy. I would never date someone who does not love animals. It really shows how healthy your heart and soul is. Bless this soldier!
Alyx (2 years ago)
MY HEART IS GLOWING
Minarose (2 years ago)
Where's his chador ?
Noodleydoo (2 years ago)
Fantastic story. People are complaining about the money spent? So it's okay to continually sell arms to that part of the world, but it's not okay to bring this dog home to a man who obviously loves him? Sometimes I feel like I am not part of the human race.
Alicia torres (2 years ago)
wow , what an an amazing story, i couldn't stop crying!
Melo Earth (2 years ago)
Family matters! What a good man!
CelticAngel † (2 years ago)
What a beautiful ending to a wonderful friendship. It would have been agony to leave him there knowing his fate. Raoul Diblasi you are so right, this is priceless. You cant put a price on this type of rescue. Its so good to hear a heartwarming story like this one. Where there are so many sad stories. I love when I hear that these dogs who work in the middle east and who form friendships with the soldiers come home with them. That bond is never broken. God bless everyone who made this possible. Everything that lives must be protected. ^j^
Scott H (2 years ago)
How in the hell did 66 people give this story a thumbs down?
Bmwmotorsportguy (6 months ago)
​+Kathleen Prudhomme You are right, Lets Make America Great Again.
Kathleen Prudhomme (1 year ago)
Scott, Easy! I'd give it another 1,000 if I could. The dog would be just fine in Iraq if we weren't blowing the fucking shit out of it. What a stupid sappy ridiculous story. Also, if this soldier wants to talk about badly treated animals we have plenty here in the US. If the media wants a story out of Iraq, let's talk about all the people our military terrorized and murdered and how WE WILL pay for that for generations to come. Just think, we may soon be in another war..keep your fingers crossed Scott, someone may rescue a dog!
Dom Bonfils (2 years ago)
because american soldiers raped, sodomized and killed thousands of innocent human beings in Iraq and totally destroyed their livelihood and country. Saving this dog is a good cause but is nothing compared to all the evil America did and is doing to this world.
Juana R (2 years ago)
awwwww so cute!
aerialkate (2 years ago)
I completely understand the posters who are writing that civilian deaths in Iraq were horrendous and unforgiveable. But at the same time, adopting the dog was a good thing to do. The war in Iraq was a shameful humanitarian disaster and it's the politicians, not the soldiers, who should shoulder the blame - but I'm glad the dog has a good home.
NËOS (2 years ago)
WOW ، what an important NEWS , thank you very much for telling us that this MAN ADOPT A DOG
Kathleen Prudhomme (1 year ago)
NEOS, This story has me rolling on the floor...it's that or cry at the stupidity of this story and the comments like Christina's. We left body parts strewn across Iraq but the good news is a soldier rescued a dog....omfg!!!
Coping WithBehcets (2 years ago)
It's very difficult to facilitate the adoption of a dog from a war torn nation, overseas. A lot of these dogs are left behind, and the soldiers are devastated by it. The dogs keep them going, and when they leave the war zones, and leave the dogs in the war zones, it's often like leaving a friend behind. Coordinating with various agencies, finding the funds, etc., is difficult. It's not just a man adopting a dog.
George Siriani (2 years ago)
Demais!!!
Whiplasher Sword (2 years ago)
u calling a dog Ali u son of a bitch?
Whiplasher Sword (2 years ago)
U twats that's an iraqi property send it back to Iraq, let be BBQ'ed where it was first born it ain't ham though you fucks!
Ann Sparks (2 years ago)
Luv it 💞💞💞💞💞
XtremeBudgetMusician (2 years ago)
AWESOME!! thank you both for your service! God bless you both!
Winston Irani (2 years ago)
Considering the most of the population eat meat, why did the news company think that any of the viewers would give a damn about this dog? Also this only affects a few people, but I guess they ran out of good news to talk about.
LiL car crash (2 years ago)
😭😭😭😭
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Joe Pobre (2 years ago)
wow