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Memorial Day ’14: Soldier Dogs – The 4-Legged Heros

26 May

Today is Memorial Day in the United States of America.

 

I repost this story every year, because soldier dogs are truly amazing heros.

 

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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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Dog are not only our best friends, they are an incredible asset to our safety forces.  Thank you to all the handlers and animals that keep us safe around the world.  – DogDaz

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Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Dogs

 

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9 responses to “Memorial Day ’14: Soldier Dogs – The 4-Legged Heros

  1. bumpyroadtobubba

    May 26, 2014 at 01:22

    I can’t believe it’s been a year already since you posted this – I clearly remember reading it last year!

     
    • dogdaz

      May 26, 2014 at 20:08

      Thanks. Years sure do go quickly.

       
  2. easyweimaraner

    May 26, 2014 at 07:11

    Well done, they are heros and they deserve it that we remember all soldier dogs today too. Have a good Memorial Monday.

     
    • dogdaz

      May 26, 2014 at 08:02

      Have a great Memorial Day, Easy.

       
  3. peacelovenwhiskers

    May 26, 2014 at 08:30

    I just got a copy of the book. Perfect time to read it.

     
    • dogdaz

      May 26, 2014 at 11:20

      Yes it is.

       
  4. Emmadog

    May 26, 2014 at 10:50

    A former neighbor of ours training bomb sniffing dogs for the military over in Afghanistan. He brought a couple of them home when they retired. Great dogs!

     
    • dogdaz

      May 26, 2014 at 11:19

      That is great. I think we need to honor all our furry troops.

       
  5. Taking On A Cause

    May 29, 2014 at 19:30

    Reblogged this on Concrete For A Cause and commented:
    I love a military dog!

     
 
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