This memorial is for the puppy that was thrown off a cliff by a US Marine. I stumbled on the video on You Tube and it broke my heart. I am a dog lover and suffered several loses, some tragic, but I never thought a person can be so malicious to a defenseless animal. I hope his parents are proud. Since the puppy's life was cut short, I thought I would post the puppy's awareness. I would ask to all that read this to donate to their favorite animal cause in the puppy's honor so that they can benefit from this senseless act.
UPDATE: June 12,2008
Dear Baby Puppy,
I wanted to add this to your story. I know it won't make you feel better, but there are many people who would like to know what happened to the men who punished you so badly. I just want you to know you will never be forgotten. I wish I knew some nice person found you and saved you. I am not sure that happened- and if it did not you are in a wonderful new home. We all love and miss you little man.
June 12, 2008 05:49AM
The Oregonian News Paper
A Marine from Monroe, Wash., is being tossed out of the service as punishment for his role in a video that showed him throwing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq, the U.S. Marine Corps reported last night. Lance Cpl. David Motari, 22, of Monroe, a veteran of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, is being discharged from the Marine Corps as a result of an investigation into the incident, Maj. Chris Perrine of Marine Corps Base Hawaii said.
Marine Corps Statement
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Oahu -- The Marine Corps has disciplined two Marines for their involvement in a video that showed a Marine throwing a puppy off a cliff while on patrol in Iraq.
Lance Corporal David Motari received Non-Judicial Punishment from the commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment and is being processed for separation from the Marine Corps for his role in the episode, which gained international attention March 3 after the video was posted on the Internet. Sergeant Crismarvin Banez Encarnacion, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, also received Non-Judicial Punishment.
The results of Non-Judicial Punishment are not releaseable according to the Privacy Act.
Jannuary 29th, 2009
Happy New Year Little Man
April 17th, 2009
Happy Spring Little Puppy.
Always know you are not forgotten.
Please teach all the new animals that arrive, because of abuse and neglect, that all people are not bad. We are all so sorry for what happened to you, but we also all know you are Beyond the gate of Rainbow Bridge and one day you have family that will arrrive and be looking JUST for YOU. Know you will never be forgotten. Luv, from all of your Friends.
October 20, 2009
Happy Fall Puppy
Always know you are not forgotten.
November 24th, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving Little Man. There are many that are so glad you have such a wonderful home. We Love you.
Christmas Eve 2009
Merry Christmas to you and all of your friends. We love you.
Dearest Puppy. I just found a date that I believe is the date you left us. Please know you will always be remembered. May those who caused your leaving be haunted forever for what they did to you.
Dear Puppy - April 2011
I am adding a picture of a little dog, whose circumstances are quite different then yours.
"A dog, "Leao", sits for a second consecutive day, next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the week's catastrophic landslides in Brazil, at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero, on Jan.15 2011. Brazilians braced for more rain Saturday, fearing further landslides after walls of muddy water tore through towns and claimed some 550 lives in the country's worst flood disaster on record." PIX by: Vanderlei Almeida / AFP - Getty Images
(The story was on Photo Blog MSNBC)
I know if you had a home and someone who loved you, you would have done the same thing. Sadly, your life was cut short by a man who did not care about anything but having his video on You Tube.
So Little one- just know your memory lives on. For those of us who call you friend - we will see you one day. Until then we will sit by your side and wait to see you again. We are one.