Dave is part of the U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum, New York. While patrolling in Afghanistan, his RG-31 Nyala was thrown into the air after hitting an IED. SSgt. Older, the acting patrol leader, suffered severe throat and spinal injuries leaving him barely able to speak. May God Bless his fellow brothers and their families who did not make it back.
Rima is a 4-month old black and tan Shepherd mix who was surrendered to The Washington Humane Society (WHS) with her five siblings. When the WHS was full, the W.A.R.L. gave Rima and her littermates a new home on 9/16/09.
A special THANK YOU to the Washington Animal Rescue League for making this match possible.
The highlight of my weeks at Walter Reed, is spending time with Rima.