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April 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

JBLM unit in Afghanistan adopts turtle mascot

The Associated Press

A unit from a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker Brigade on a year-long deployment in Afghanistan has adopted a turtle as a mascot.

The turtle was found in the desert this week by Sgt. Dison Ittue who carried it back to Forward Operating Base Wolverine in Zabul Province.

A Tacoma News Tribune reporter embedded with troops reports the soldiers call it “Terry the terrorist turtle.”

Soldiers pluck desert plants to pad Terry’s living quarters in a plastic trunk. They feed Terry fruits and vegetables from the dining facility

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