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    Brady Rusk, 12, hugs Eli at a retirement and adoption ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The bomb-sniffing Labrador retriever was assigned to Brady’s older brother, Marine Pfc. Colton Rusk, 20, who was killed in action in Afghanistan by Taliban sniper fire Dec. 2010. The Department of Defense granted the Rusk’s permission to adopt Eli and allow him to join their family. photo courtesy of: Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III, USAF

    When a sniper’s bullet struck Pfc. Colton Rusk, the first to reach his body was his best friend Eli, a bomb-sniffing, black Labrador. Military dogs are supposed to sleep in kennels when deployed, but Rusk broke the rules and let Eli curl up with him on his cot. Rusk ate ready-to-eat meals, so that’s what Eli ate instead of dog food. "Whatever is mine is his," Rusk wrote. After Rusk died, his parents wanted to adopt his dog. They picked Eli up at Lackland Air Force Base to take him home.

    Marine Fights to Adopt Military Dog Before He is Put Down

    I WOULD KILL SOMEONE FOR SELLING MY DOG WHILE I WAS DEPLOYED!!!! Please post and help find this dog!! | Soldier Returns Home From Afghanistan To Discover His Dog Had Been Sold On Craiglist

    SANGIN, Afghanistan (Sept. 8, 2011) U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8, carry an injured bomb-tracking dog to an awaiting helicopter at Forward Operating Base Jackson. The Marines and Afghan Uniformed Policeman were struck by a suicide bomber using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while on a patrol. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Logan W. Pierce/Released) - I love the reassuring hand on the dogs neck!

    A dog rides in a U.S. Soldier?s backpack at Combat Outpost Jeleran, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2009. The dog, named Cookie, is the unofficial mascot of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II, U.S. Air Force/Released)

    When a sniper’s bullet struck Pfc. Colton Rusk, the first to reach his body was his best friend Eli – a bomb-sniffing, black Labrador so loyal he snapped at other Marines who rushed to his fallen handler. Rusk succumbed to his wounds December 6. Eli was adopted by Colton Rusk's parents and taken home to South Texas.

    Happy now!...tortured dog saved by a Royal Marine in Afghanistan #military

    My name is SSgt John Makripodis. I am from Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. My MWD Carlos (F337) was euthanized today due to cancer. MWD Carlos was 11 years old and had served 8 tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. He was a legend at Seymour-Johnson and to all who worked with him. He was a Dutch Shepherd. He prevented the loss of life many times. He was a true hero. MWD Carlos changed 6 handlers' lives in the past eleven years and he will never be forgotten.

    A dog handler serving in Afghanistan not only saved the life of a soldier who had been critically injured by an IED blast but then went on to trace and apprehend the bomb makers with the help of his canine comrade. Lance Corporal Lee Edwards, 27, and his dog Molly were just three metres away from the near fatal blast which threw both of them into the air.

    “Tactical Explosives Detection dog Howard is a Pit Bull serving in Afghanistan with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division”

    This is Liam and Theo....they were killed together last year in Afghanistan....they are being buried in the same casket ...lets not forget that this is going on every day.

    A small puppy wandered up to U.S. Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines, in Marjah, Afghanistan. After following the Marines numorous miles, a soft hearted Marine picked the puppy up and carried the puppy in his drop pouch. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Charles T. Mabry II)

    Adam~ Labrador Retriever & Shepherd Mix • Adult • Male • Medium City of Emporia Animal Shelter Emporia, KS

    ***6/29/14 STILL LISTED PETFINDER***Achilles Labrador Retriever • Young • Male • Large Ozark Humane Society Harrison, AR

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    This is Bubbles, he lives in Afghanistan❤️

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