Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: A soldier’s last words. Lance Cpl. WILLIWM "BILLY" H CROUSSE IV & his bomb-sniffing dog CANE were hit by a roadside bomb on patrol in Afghanistan. While being lifted into the medevac the wounded handler had the emotional wherewithal to insist the soldiers around him to save his Dog. "'Get Cane in the Blackhawk!' Crouse cried out before losing consciousness." Apparently, those were his last words. Neither Crouse nor Cane survived.Rest in Eternal Peace, Cane.
Appollo The first K-9 unit to respond to the 9/11 attacks, Appollo was awarded a medal on behalf of all the dogs present at the disaster. Appollo arrived on the scene 15 minutes after the attack, and was almost killed by fire and falling debris during his work. He then proceeded to, in true action hero fashion, get straight back to rescuing people the second the dust was wiped from his furry dog brow.