HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN (6 August 2011) - From the platoon: We have our brother/son ALAMO, he is about 4 months old and I bought him for $10 while on a patrol. We removed approximately 25 ticks from him and since then have gotten our families to send him packages. He is stubborn, playful but most of all he is family! I on behalf of my team would like to get more info on the process of getting ALAMO to the USA. thank you for your support.
The story of how I found Alamo is pretty simple but unforgettable to me. We had gone a foot patrol. Once we enter a village, we were greeted by many kids and I immediately spotted the boy with the little little puppy who would become our Alamo. I asked the price he wanted for him and he said $10 US which i quickly paid for him. Luckily I had my gloves on because Alamo was really fiesty when i held him. It was hilarious watching him trying to bite me. Originally we went with the name Optimus Prime but his lack in size and look did not go with the name. I had no where to put him since i was carrying my SAW 249. So i stuck him in my pouch and along we went and finished the patrol. When we returned home, we removed the gang of tick on him and quickly bathed him and thats when we decided Alamo would be his name. He was soooo tiny but already had that innocent clumsy look to him. Honestly most of us are still sane because we have Alamo, he sleeps on the entrance of our tent and does not move all night. He is amazing!
I believe he will be headed to Texas.
As the money~ Alamo is worth all of $3,500.