A story born from a stubborn commitment to innocence. Proof of what is possible when we refuse to become products of our environment.
"It's not what happens to you, but how you react that matters."
A little about ourselves...
Fred is a street dog from Sangin District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Despite being from one of the harshest environments in the world, he managed to maintain a positive attitude.
Craig was a member of an elite team of Marines. Sangin was his most dangerous assignment, not the place he thought he would meet his first dog, but with some proper scheming and a lot of help, Craig was able to send Fred home to his family while he completed his tour.
After Afghanistan, Craig left the Marines in search of a new mission – to share his story and his adventures with Fred, and the message of "stubborn positivity" that Fred inspired. His first book, Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How they Rescued Each Other is available in stores and online as adult and young reader’s editions from William Morrow and HarperCollins Children’s.