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Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Man's best friend


Sgt. Andrew Reid is a dog handler for the Marine Corps. He is pictured here with his dog, Cchyna, after a mission. Cchyna is around seven years old. Andrew is talking about adopting the dog when he returns. This picture was taken in June of 2007 at Camp Ramadi.

Sgt. Reid is currently serving his third tour in Iraq at Camp Ramadi. His home base is Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. I wish that he could be here to celebrate my 24th birthday, which is today, Aug. 2 I just wanted to tell him that the countdown is almost over (66 days left) and that I love him and can't wait to see him again soon.

-- Heather Gordon of Baltimore, Maryland
I haven't met you yet, Andrew, but you are most definitely a hero in my eyes!
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