Air Force Staff Sgt. Brent Olson got a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan. His dog, Blek H199, was also wounded in the explosion, but he got nothing. Military working dogs get no official recognition for their heroic or courageous acts. Some are trying to change this. (U.S. Army photo by Sergeant Jeffrey Alexander)

Air Force Staff Sgt. Brent Olson got a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan. His dog, Blek H199, was also wounded in the explosion, but he got nothing. Military working dogs get no official recognition for their heroic or courageous acts. Some are trying to change this. (U.S. Army photo by Sergeant Jeffrey Alexander)

Before being deployed…OMG...this made me tear up

Before being deployed…

there are many ways a dog makes a fine soldier--they find and bite the bad guys, they find explosives and contraband, they find trip wires and booby traps, and they love and protect their handlers with the same level of sacrifice and loyalty that could ever be asked of any servicemember.

there are many ways a dog makes a fine soldier--they find and bite the bad guys, they find explosives and contraband, they find trip wires and booby traps, and they love and protect their handlers with the same level of sacrifice and loyalty that could ever be asked of any servicemember.

He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire. She is pregnant. The firefighter was afraid of her at first, because he had never been around a Doberman before. When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest. A photographer from the Charlotte, North ......Carolina newspaper, “The Observer,” noticed this red Doberman in the distance looking at ...

He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire. She is pregnant. The firefighter was afraid of her at first, because he had never been around a Doberman before. When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest. A photographer from the Charlotte, North ......Carolina newspaper, “The Observer,” noticed this red Doberman in the distance looking at ...

Protecting America Military Dogs:

The Dogs of War: Photos of Canines in Combat - Photo Essays

Military Award for Canine  Theo, a Springer Spaniel, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker,  part of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, 1st Military Working Dog Regiment in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011. Their role provide search and clearance support, uncovering hidden weapons, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and bomb-making equipment. During his time in Afghanistan Theo made 14 confirmed operational finds, the most any Arms and Explosives Search dog in Afghanistan has found to date.

Military Award for Canine Theo, a Springer Spaniel, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, part of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, 1st Military Working Dog Regiment in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011. Their role provide search and clearance support, uncovering hidden weapons, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and bomb-making equipment. During his time in Afghanistan Theo made 14 confirmed operational finds, the most any Arms and Explosives Search dog in Afghanistan has found to date.

Army - Not all Heroes wear capes!

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Rocky, a stray dog in Afghanistan, heroically saved US soldiers from suicide bomber. He survived the blast and was later rescued and taken back home with one of the men he saved.

Rocky, a stray dog in Afghanistan, heroically saved US soldiers from suicide bomber. He survived the blast and was later rescued and taken back home with one of the men he saved.

This MWD is being carried by his handler to an awaiting helicopter as they train for a jump.  photo courtesy of The Brigade.com

This MWD is being carried by his handler to an awaiting helicopter as they train for a jump. photo courtesy of The Brigade.com

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