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A Salute to War Dogs

Tyler93 Wrote: May 29, 2012 2:48 AM
I've had multiple interactions with Military Working Dogs and their handlers here in Afghanistan. This is the FIRST I've ever heard of the pups being labeled "equipment". Lord knows they aren't treated like that. (The handlers routinely let the dogs sleep in the barracks. Against "the rules" but nobody says anything).

 

Today, as we remember our fallen military members who valiantly gave their lives to protect our freedom, let’s also commemorate our four-legged force and their handlers that have done the same. Officially, “military working dogs,” these canines have saved countless lives by sniffing out IEDs and weapon caches in Iraq and Afghanistan, and alerting to danger along the way in Vietnam. Since the dogs first entered military service in 1942, they have acted with the same levels of courage, dedication and loyalty as their human counterparts.

 

Designated as “equipment” by the...