Saw this on Pinterest and followed it back to a neat blog by Kevin Hanrahan who posted this on his Military Dog Pictures of the Week. 

Such an awesome photo!

"A small puppy wondered up to U.S. Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines, in Marjah, Afghanistan on *****. After following the Marines numerous miles, a soft hearted Marine picked the puppy up and carried the puppy in his drop pouch. "

(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Charles T. Mabry II)

I couldn't help but notice that the puppy has a makeshift paracord leash around his neck!