Book Voyagers Presents | Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other!

Book Voyagers presents author and Marine RECON veteran, Craig Grossi, and his dog, Fred.

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON, the most elite fighters in the Corps, in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog “with a big goofy head and little legs” who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays he’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky offered by Craig (against military regulations), the dog began to follow him. “Looks like you made a friend,” another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, “Looks like a ‘Fred.'” The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Craig and Fred will share their story about a marine and a stray dog, and how they rescued each other.

Author presentations, followed by Q & A and book signings. For all ages. Families welcome! 

May 12, 4 to 5:30 pm, Manross Memorial Library, Bristol
All ages are welcome to come and meet Craig and Fred and hear their story!
Special Guests American Legion Post 209 in Forestville share their stories as well! No charge.
Registration is not required. Visit the Manross Memorial Library website for more information.

May 13, Sub Base New London (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

May 14, 11 am to 12:00 pm, Greater Middletown Military Museum in Veterans Park
Russell Library invites you to come and meet author and US Marine Craig Grossi and his devoted dog Fred at the Greater Middletown Military Museum! Hear about their experiences, life transitions, and the power of “stubborn positivity.”
For all ages. Families welcome! No charge.
For information and to register, visit the Russell Library website.

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