I know nothing about what the life of a combat solider is like, but I imagine that they will do pretty much anything that at least resembles their life back at home. So when Sgt. Tracy McKithern spotted a stray puppy in need of some food and attention, she provided both. She named the pup "Erby Kasima," which was for the nearby city of Erbil and "Kasima," the Arabic word for beauty and elegance.
When Tracy's tour was up, she shared on social media her desire to bring Erby home with her. Thanks to friends and family who located a rescue organization to make it happen, Tracy and Erby were together again!