Support H.R.4103 - Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act War dogs are the forgotten heroes of global conflict. They suffer the same hellish conditions and dangers that our soldiers do. They are in danger of snipers, improvised explosives as well as firefights. They are prone to dehydration and heatstroke. But through it all they perform their duties with a cheerful heart and loyalty above reproach.
UNCOMMON VALOR - This is what a HERO looks like. In 2010, he threw himself on a grenade to save his buddy. We don't just see Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter in this picture. We see an example of why we have our freedom. We see a MAN among men. We see someone we wish we could thank in person. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=484731728275730=a.362561847159386.84375.361783440570560=1
Frank Buckles, born 1901, read about the war and lied about his age to join the military.In 1917 the 16 year old Frank joined the war in Europe as a medic (ambulance man). Just before the war's end he was promoted to corporal. After the war he joined the merchand navy. During WW2 he was taken prisoner by the Japanese on the Phillipines. He was a POW for three years before being freed by his fellow Americans. He was the last Veteran of WWI.