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Military Dogs

In Viet Nam, military dogs were left behind to fend for themselves.  They were considered leftover equipment.  Times and attitudes have changed.  Now, military dogs are regarded as fellow soldiers.

Here U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Reese and his military working dog Grek wait at a safe house before conducting an assault against insurgents in Buhriz, Iraq, April 10, 2007. U.S. Army Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division and Iraqi army soldiers from 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division are going house-to-house in search for weapons caches and enemy fighters after more than 1,000 residents of this Baqubah suburb were displaced by Al-Qaeda insurgents.

 

Photo credit:  U.S.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall via Flickr

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7:00PM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

YES.

6:01PM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

YAY!!! for the Dog!!! I have a Dog now and I've ALWAYS had Dogs in my Life!! WILL NEVER NOT have a Dog!! They are the Best!!! They are truly Man's Best Friend!!! They are very Special to Me & my Lhasa is very Important to Me as well. I Love taking care of her!!! She's my Rock and I LOVE HER TO DEATH!!! Hope She knows that - She probably does w/ all the Hugs & Kisses I give her every day!!! She is the Best Friend ever that gives Me Unconditional Love every single day of my Life!! Don't even get that from Humans!!! GO DOG GO!!!!!!

6:06AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

also signed :)

6:06AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Great and interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

7:05PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

thank you

2:02PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

1:59PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Thanks. I'll celebrate!

12:08PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Everyday! My dog and cats are as spoiled as the kids :)

12:08PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

We honoured the day pampering our rescue

12:06PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Every day is national dog day to me.

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