Puppy rescue in Afghanistan by U.S. troops

In the midst of war, a group of Marines and our own Lara Logan go to extraordinary lengths to save a puppy named Bill

Puppy rescue in Afghanistan by U.S. troops

This is definitely not the kind of story we're used to hearing from Afghanistan.

It involves heroics, but no gunfire. This is the story of how U.S. Marines, military transport pilots, a CBS bureau chief, and "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan went to extraordinary lengths to try to rescue a little puppy named Bill.

As Logan told Overtime editor Ann Silvio, Bill's story begins in Afghanistan where she recently traveled to report on brothers serving in the US Marines. While working in the field, Lara and her producer Tom Anderson caught up with a group of Marines from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, who had taken on a very special duty: saving an orphaned puppy that was near death when they found him.

"You know, everyone has this image of Marines as jarheads and door-kickers" said Logan. "But when we got to this patrol base, we saw these guys sitting around caring for Bill. I just watched for a little while, and it was very clear from the first moment that all these Marines loved this little dog. They were mad about him."

It wasn't long before Logan fell for Bill, too. And in this video, you'll see how, in the midst of war, Logan and the Marines went to extraordinary lengths to try to save him.