Marana, Arizona The family of Gunnery Sgt. Greg Mullins, one of the four U.S. Marines who died in the accidental range clearnace ordnance explosion last year at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, was devastated when their puppy ran away on a recent trip. Mocha, the family's lemon beagle, provided a sense of comfort to Mullins family including the three children following the loss of their father.
Upon hearing of the family's lost puppy, who was named for their father's love of white mocha frappuccinos, the Northwest Fire District set out to locate the dog. After days of searching, posting to social media sites, putting up posters, and speaking with residents in the area, they were almost ready to abandon the effort when one of the firefighters located Mocha at the Pima Animal Care Center.