Thousands of miles away from home serving in Kuwait, Sergeant Mark Stanhope met Steve —a dog that made a war zone seem a little bit more like home.
“It was something to distract you from you mission and stuff like that. You could just forget about your troubles and just do what you do back in America,” said Stanhope.
“A lot of people said we should try to adopt him, but there were so many hoops to jump through,” said Stanhope.
That’s when Sergeant Stanhope decided he would jump through those hoops. He formed the group Friends of Steve and with the help of fundraisers, he raised $1,800 to bring Steve to America.