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  • Army medic adopts bomb dog who saved her life

    Army medic adopts bomb dog who saved her life

    Military Working Dog Vidar was diagnosed with PTSD after serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Now he enjoys the retired life with one of the troops he rescued.

  • Warzone puppy reunites with soldier who saved him

    Warzone puppy reunites with soldier who saved him

    It was love at first sight when Aaron Eleby locked eyes with a white puppy during a tour in Afghanistan, and the soldier was determined to bring the animal to his N.Y. home.

  • National monument for Military Working Dogs dedicated

    National monument for Military Working Dogs dedicated

    Officially dedicated on October 28, The Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in San Antonio, Texas, recognizes dogs who served in the armed forces since World War II.

  • So-called friend sells soldier’s Lab on Craigslist

    So-called friend sells soldier’s Lab on Craigslist

    Before U.S. Army First Lieutenant Brandon Harker left for a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan, he made sure to find what he thought would be a suitable place for his dog, yellow Labrador Retriever, Oakley, to stay during his absence. When one of Harker’s good friends agreed to watch Oakley, the soldier was relieved, believing he […]

  • Military Working Dog loses vision, finds new home

    Military Working Dog loses vision, finds new home

    German Shepherd Asur is a distinguished United States veteran, a former Military Working Dog (MWD) who spent the better part of his life as a bomb-detection canine with the U.S. Marines. After serving his last year of duty in Afghanistan, it was time for Asur to return to the U.S. But for Asur, retirement brought […]

  • Veteran reunites with puppy he met in Afghanistan

    Veteran reunites with puppy he met in Afghanistan

    Staff Sergeant Tom Burright of the United States Air Force first met his four-legged best friend while patrolling the streets of Afghanistan. Burright was on the job when he spotted a tiny Afghan Hound pup scrounging for food in an alley. “She was young and helpless,” Burright tells CBS DFW News. “I had to pick […]

  • Dog from Afghanistan adopted by woman who saved him

    Dog from Afghanistan adopted by woman who saved him

    When Holly Barnes first met Bear, she knew that he was meant to be her dog. “I was just drawn to him immediately,” Barnes told ABC 7 News when asked about the mixed-breed dog who stole her heart. Barnes first met Bear when he was a 6-month-old pup. He was born on a United States […]

  • Boxer dog welcomes soldier home

    Boxer dog welcomes soldier home

    Chuck, a Boxer, is very glad to see Nick, who is home after serving eight months in Afghanistan; the two were reunited when Nick returned to his wife in Germany.