Sgt. Jacob is still on active duty, a hero who continues to defend our liberties and lives. He discovered a tiny, rambunctious puppy inside a wild animal trap on an army base while on leave.

He knew he couldn’t abandon him in the harsh, potentially dangerous streets of Bagram, Afghanistan. He needed to save one more life before returning home, and he did so.

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The puppy, named Jax by the soldiers, was cold and shaking, but Sgt. Jacob felt an instant connection. He made the decision right then and there to bring Jax home with him.

Sgt. Jacob Fisher recently returned home from his third tour in the Middle East, a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan. He had been looking forward to seeing Jax again for nearly three months. Watch the full video here:

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