It is Memorial Day and now is a good time to introduce my readers to the other veterans….the K9, the Dogs of War…..
Dogs are man’s best friend, but war takes that special bond to another level. Out on the front lines of brutal armed conflicts half a world away, US soldiers count on their canines to keep them safe from hidden threats and get them back home alive.
One of many dangers on the modern battlefield is improvised explosive devices, crude bombs that can be disguised as everything from part of a car to roadside trash, but US explosive detection dogs are trained to find these deadly weapons before disaster strikes.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Citrullo, the kennel master who supervises the service’s 8th Military Working Dog Detachment at Fort Drum, told Insider that a dog he deployed with named Uran “definitely saved not only my life but multiple other service members’ lives by finding IEDs and other things that were just ready to go off and hurt someone.”
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Garcia)
Explosive detection dogs risk everything to keep US troops safe from hidden dangers on the battlefield.
These are valued members of the teams in combat…..they deserve all the respect that is given to the humans…..
So please remember the dogs that have died keeping our troops safe….they deserve the attention….and the respect.
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