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

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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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo! dogcat.gif

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Dogs

 

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Memorial Day ’13: Soldier Dogs: The 4-Legged Heros

For the United States Memorial Day today, I am reposting this story from 2012 on Soldier Dogs .

fastcompany:

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

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 27, 2013 in Dogs

 

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