Soldier Dogs: The 4-Legged Heros of Iraq & Afghanistan

30 Mar
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These are some of my favorite images from the new book Soldier Dogs. There are more pictures in our slideshow today.

Military Working Dogs play a crucial part in America’s armed services. The best known “Soldier Dog,” Cairo, put crucial canine skills to work in the SEAL Team Six operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. Other Military Working Dogs serve as everything from bomb sniffers to troop companions to search and rescue dogs (and also serve in darker roles, such as duty at Guantanamo Bay). Their handlers and trainers, devoted dog lovers down to a man, form an unusually close-knit fraternity within the military.

Soldier Dogs: The Four-Legged Heroes Of Iraq And Afghanistan


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3 responses to “Soldier Dogs: The 4-Legged Heros of Iraq & Afghanistan

  1. Paws To Talk

    March 30, 2012 at 17:29

    Real heroes 🙂
    Bella and DiDi

  2. colliesofthemeadow

    March 30, 2012 at 18:38

    Great post and a big SALUTE to these heroes!!! 🙂

  3. zannyro

    March 30, 2012 at 21:39

    Thanks for sharing these images…makes me get all teary.

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