Soldier Trades Cigarettes for Maimed, Hungry Dog
"Army Sergeant Nick B. took unusual action against cruelty he witnessed serving in Afghanistan. When he encountered a tied-up, skinny Shepherd mix covered in mud, ears and tail hacked away, Nick asked the people living nearby if he could have him. But the owners, who were planning to use the dog for gruesome ‘entertainment’ purposes, were only willing to give him up in return for cigarettes. The soldier happily traded.
Nick won the dog’s trust by approaching him gently and offering bits of beef jerky. And Bodhi, as he’s now known, eventually won the hearts of Nick’s entire unit. With the help of a rescue organization, Nick was able to ensure that Bodhi would be flown to the U.S. when the soldier’s tour was finished. Eventually, the two were reunited in Pensacola, Fla.”
-from SEAL of Honor.