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War Dogs & Veterans

Vietnam. c.1968. Private `Stoney' Burke, a member of Assault Pioneer Platoon, Support Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), ...

American G.I.s treating wounded combat dog during WWII action on the Orote Peninsula - 1944

The Passion of Former Days: The Heat of Battle

A British Sergeant of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) bandages the wounded ear of Jasper, a dog trained at mine detection. Bayeux, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. 5 July 1944

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Lee, master at arms, and Petty Officer 1st Class Valdo, working dog, sleep on a hospital floor in Kandahar. Valdo and Lee both were wounded by shrapnel in a rocket propelled grenade attach in Bala Murghab District, Badghis Province, on April 4, 2011. Both Lee and Valdo were awarded Purple Heart medals. Valdo fully recovered after five surgeries, served another year, then retired and now lives with Lee in New Jersey. (USAF/Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace

Afghanistan: Dogs of War

Lucca, the military working dog who lost her leg while on morning patrol in Afghanistan, is currently enjoying her retirement in Finland. She will be riding our "Canines with Courage" Rose Parade float, which is honoring military working dogs throughout the country.

circa 1917: A Red Cross dog finds a wounded soldier. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A Red Cross dog finds a wounded soldier News Photo 3277086

WWI "Ambulance" or Red Cross Dog c. 1915 Trained to find live casualties on the battlefield and perform a refind to his handler, leading help to the wounded.

Here's something you don't see every day: a soldier dog for the Norwegian military! This beauty's name is Norma. Handler Mikkel Bugge sent us this pic of the two of them because "I am very proud of my dog and the duty she serves. She has been a soldier dog since she was born, and i just wanted to share the picture so Norma could get some notice for the work and training she does for the Norwegian military."

Military Working Dogs

Dog of War: Belgian Shepherd Malinois

Dogs in warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia