The Story: "I was the flight attendant on a Memorial Day flight. Speaking with the passenger in the front row, I learned that the dog pictured was Corporal Kiddy. She had just earned her retirement after 12 years with the U.S. Marines. I made an announcement to congratulate her on her career. The cabin erupted into applause. The corporal jumped onto the nearest lap to graciously accept."
A soldier and a dog hug each other in their reunion. Just look at that dog’s face! Full of happiness and love! epoi dicono che gli animali nn hanno un'anima accipicchia questa foto mi commuove di felicità ^_^
While serving in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy at point-blank range. Despite her injuries, she still attacked and subdued the shooter, saving her handler and the other members of the team. Seven hours of surgery and the amputation of one leg saved her life. Her handler, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, fought hard to adopt her and she’s now become a part of his family. Must watch the video linked! There should be no fight to adopt military dogs!!!
Lex (E132) German Shepherd, Military Working Dog U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Laying next to the grave of his Master and loyal partner Corporal Dustin Jerome Lee, 20 year old U.S. Marine Corps canine handler from Mississippi. KIA Iraq..
Staff Sgt. Kathelene Mercado, now a Reservist with the 446th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, served six years on active duty, much of it has a K-9 handler. Her dog Bartja is now retired and will join Mercado here in Washington once she returns from duty in Kuwait. (Courtesy photo)