Afghanistan War

  • Canine hero from Afghanistan nominated for Crufts honor

    Canine hero from Afghanistan nominated for Crufts honor

    Abandoned and starving outside of a British Army base in the perilous deserts of Helmand, Afghanistan, stray dog Brin roamed the area, in search of food and water. When two Coldstream Guards discovered the pooch wandering along a road in Lashkar Gar, the sweet dog looked dangerously thin. As the soldiers approached to help him, […]

  • British army dog honored posthumously with PDSA Dickin Medal

    British army dog honored posthumously with PDSA Dickin Medal

    Heroes can come in all shapes and sizes, and can walk on two legs — or sometimes four. Theo, a working dog for the British Army, was such a hero. The English Springer Spaniel and his human partner, 26-year-old Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, spent their days in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, hunting for roadside […]

  • Marine to be reunited with rescue dog from Afghanistan

    Marine to be reunited with rescue dog from Afghanistan

    A former U.S. Marine has raised the $4,000 necessary to reunite with the dog who kept him company during his last tour in Afghanistan. Shaun Duling first met Bolt, a Labrador Retriever–German Shepherd mix, when the former Marine arrived in Afghanistan last October. “My team lead picked me up from the helipad, and we had […]