Nubs & Marine Brian Dennis Reunited

 

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(Update 9/25/09: You can read my recent interview with Maj. Dennis about Nubs here!)

Major Brian Dennis has returned from Iraq and was reunited with Nubs the dog. Nubs is the Iraqi dog that walked 70 miles to find the Marine who had befriended him. Dennis is looking forward to taking Nubs to the San Diego beaches and teaching him that playing in the surf is fun. Coming from a desert, Nubs wasn’t too sure about the ocean on his first trip to the beach with his foster parents. Nubs has been doing well while waiting for Maj. Dennis to return. He’s put on some weight, his coat has gotten smooth and shiny, and he’s been learning what it means to be cared for. We’re very glad Nubs and Brian Dennis have made it home safely.

You can learn a bit more about Nubs from the email I exchanged with Maj. Dennis. And about Nubs’ homecoming in February.

I checked previously with Major Dennis and he said it was okay to post his email address. You can write him at:

brian(dot)dennis(at)usmc(dot)mil

denbri18(at)yahoo(dot)com

17 thoughts on “Nubs & Marine Brian Dennis Reunited

  1. Hey Major,
    Tried emailing mil address but was returned. So will try this.
    It’s nice to see fellow Marines doing things like that instead of young ones doing stupid things with animals. We had a few pups when I was there the first time, gave us a feel of being home. Great luck to you both for getting him Stateside. I’m glad you got him out. And may each of you find great happiness.
    Welcome home , great job,and Semper Fi.
    Dexter Grimmett

  2. INDEED
    IS REALLY AWSOMW
    I WANT TO READ A BOOK AS SOON WILL BE PUBLISHER
    I REGRET I AM NOT SINGLE MAJ. BRIAN BUT IAM SURE NOW YOU HAVE TOO MUCH GIRLS BEHIND YOU
    A KISS A HUGS
    BELKYS
    FROM VENEZUELA SOUTH AMERICA
    YOU HAVE BEAUTIFULL FELLINGS

  3. YOU ARE A TRUE ANGEL MAY GOD BLESS YOU BOTH SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SWEET:) AND THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! HUGS FROM TEXAS

  4. Major Dennis it looks to me that Congress was only able to make you an Officer as your parents had clearly already made you a Gentleman. My congratulations to them for a job well done!

    You action just reaffirms that the sovereign dignity of the United States continues to be well represented by those men and women in dirty camouflage no matter how far from home they are, and no matter how hard and dirty the job handed to them is

  5. Dear Major Dennis,

    You have touched both me and the American public with your kindness and bravery. Nubs was very lucky to find such a wonderful human being, and you were also lucky to find him! I truly hope you will write a book about your military experiences and your relationship with Nubs. Some of the proceeds could go to your favorite animal charities! How about a book tour with Nubs at your side? That would be wonderful! : )

    Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for our country and for Nubs. God bless you!

    Heidi Janisch
    Carpentersville, IL

  6. Dogs as pets can be a great liability in combat. Unlike service dogs that are properly trained and handled they can cause serious problems.

    A Friend was killed while we were working the edge of a village when his dog ran into an adjacent mine field. The shrapnel wounded several Marines including myself.

    A couple of weeks later I had to go through rabies shots because a rabid dog bit me during night operations. As a result we had to shoot every dog in and around our compound. I was chosen to carry out these orders and it was hard. However it effectively ended the rabies problem.

    I love my dogs here in the states but again dogs as pets have no place in a combat zone.

  7. sarge,as a former marine and viet nam vet you are a asshole for the comments you just made.us marines have a name for you SHIT BIRD.you would have never gotten away with that if myself and fellow marines were there. from a real sgt.

  8. Major Dennis, I just read your story of rescuing Nubs to my fourth grade class, and we loved it! Thank you for serving our country, and for being so courageous and compassionate in saving Nubs. What a wonderful example you have set for everyone! If there is a way for us to write you to find out how you and Nubs are doing, we would love an address. May God always bless you and Nubs, and best wishes always!

  9. We had a dog in Vietnam Named Budweiser which I ,was ordered to get rid of because of regulations,I wrote Congressman Durward G Hall of Missouri. Long story but we got to keep him there with us. Best guard dog ever!!!I left my dog with the company to go home.Hang in thee and take care of him because he will take care of you and your family. This was in 1970.

  10. Happy Veteran’s Day, Major Dennis. Thank you for your service in Iraq. As a fellow dog person, thank you for befriending and rescuing Nubs from a much shorter, harder life. You are both lucky to have found each other. In my opinion, a society should be judged by it’s treatment of animals. We have so much to learn from them and it’s wonderful that you were so open to Nubs to learn the true meaning of love and humanity. Give Nubs a big belly rub for me!

  11. Dear Major Dennis. I just read your story in the December/09 issue of Readers Digest … listed under their “Real Life Miracles” section.
    What a wonderful story, you are a good man, and nubs has figured that out a long time ago. From one dog lover to another thank you for saving him.
    Your story brought tears to my eyes.
    God bless you and keep you safe.

  12. Major Dennis, We just had early Christmas here at my house a few hours ago. I ordered your book online and gave it to my nephew who was thrilled. I am an animal lover and I have had quite a few dogs, one which was a stray. She turned out to be the most loving pet you could imagine. My mother read your book last night before she wrapped it up and it brought tears to her eyes. God bless you and Merry Christmas!

  13. Merry Christmas,

    Read about you at my hairdresser’s copy of “People”
    in Claremont, San Diego, and went out that day and bought your book. I have a grandson in the US Marines, and you have brought even more honor to the Corps!

    I just want to say “Thank you”

    xo Jane Wilson

  14. Major Dennis,

    What a thrill it was to read the article written about you in November’s People Magazine. I was in tears reading about you rescuing Nubs. I am a huge animal lover and work with many local animal shelters. He obviously knew a good man when he met him and wouldn’t stop until he found you again.

    Oh, by the way, I hear you are single too:)

    Thank you for all you did in the Marines and for giving Nubs a great home.

    Sharon David

  15. I googled my name and the comment by some jerk who shares my name, “Brent E. White” popped up. Rest assured, I would never have made such a comment! Just want to clear my name! I am a retired “mustang” Navy officer who spent my first five years of service as a Navy corpsman assigned with the Marine Corps. I, am a Vietnam era vet, although I never had the honor of serving in Vietnam. I am also a Gulf War vet – served in the Gulf as an independent duty corpsman aboard a frigate. Keep up the good work!
    Brent E. White

  16. Maj. Dennis.. I just read an article about you and Nubs and googled you to find out more to the story.. watched the interview from Today show.. Your story is such a good story. I cried when I read about Nubs being stabbed.. Thank God for you for saving him..sad knowing other dogs are being treated so badly. I would love to hear from you to see how you two are doing. What an awesome story. Congrats to you both. Thanks for serving our country. God Bless you!

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