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this soldier was being deployed and these dogs knew. says so much...
Recipients of the PDSA's Dickin Medal, the animal version of the Victoria Cross
In 2010 military working dog Treo, from 104 Military Working Dogs, St George's Barracks in Oakham, Leicestershire, received the Dickin Medal for sniffing out IEDs and saving the lives of the soldiers he was patrolling with while on duty in Afghanistan.
In her new book, Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes (Dutton Penguin), Maria Goodavage opens up a whole new world for dog lovers in her intrepidly reported, richly illustrated, heartwarming account of the dogs who play an increasingly vital role in our military efforts.