Hendersonville Times-News reports:
During her tour of duty in Afghanistan from October 2010 to May 2011, [Hendersonville resident] Maj. Rose Griffith was the only female Marine in a 58-person post in an area of Helmand, Southern Afghanistan.
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So she forged a bond with the only other girl on base — an Afghan dog the Marines named Claire. ...
When her tour ended, Griffith kept in touch with others at the post. She said smaller posts were starting to be closed down, and Claire and two other dogs were going to be left behind. With the help of British charity Nowzad Charity, an organization set up to rescue animals from Afghanistan, Griffith began the process of getting the dog out. ...