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Meet Chico the dog - NATO battlegroup Poland’s four-legged recruit

05 Mar 2021 12:38

Synopsis

US soldiers who form part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Poland have found themselves a new four-legged friend. Chico the dog wandered onto base and has been looked after by the soldiers from the battlegroup ever since. While they give him food and water, Chico returns the favour by raising the morale of everyone around him. Footage includes various shots of US soldiers training on base while Chico the dog watches on and is petted by the soldiers.

Teaser

These US soldiers from NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Poland have found themselves a new four-legged friend.

Transcript

--MUSIC— --SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Specialist Michael Harris, US Army “One day he kind of wandered onto base and the other soldiers were like feeding him and watering him and he decided to stick around.” --SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Private Joseph Murphy, US Army “Just having him running alongside us, I always look down and it’s like ‘hey you’re here with us, dope.’” --SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Specialist Michael Harris, US Army “Chico can be picky sometimes, he really doesn’t like French fries.” --SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Sergeant Donald Owens, US Army “Chico’s favourite food is definitely pizza, just like everybody else’s on this battlegroup.” --SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Specialist Michael Harris, US Army “He absolutely loves chicken.” --SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)— Specialist Harris, US Army “You’re having a bad day, he comes up to you, starts wagging his tail, wants pets and your day just gets better.” --END--

Media tags

Reference
NATO823778
Date filming
24 Aug 2020 12:00
End date filming
26 Aug 2020 12:00
Country
Poland
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Type
International