Article Courtesy of USA Today
By James K. Sanborn, Marine Corps Times
A former Marine colonel is fighting to bring home a little four-legged piece of Iraq. John Folsom, who was Camp Taqaddum's commandant in 2008, hopes to bring Smoke the donkey home to Nebraska to brighten the lives of children whose parents are serving overseas. Folsom and Smoke first met when a Marine under Folsom's command decided to catch one of the many donkeys wandering the base outside Fallujah. "I came out one Sunday morning and found this donkey tied up outside my hooch," says Folsom, who was with the 1st Marine Logistics Group.
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