Dog war heroes

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  1. snowbunny

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    For Remembrance weekend, Cath set me these photos to share of dogs in service.
    Aren't they just beautiful? All the feels...


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    So nice to see those brave dogs being looked after!

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    This is my human there are many like it but this one is mine... And the guy on the left has a BIG smile on his face. It's his dog and he is glad it found another lap to sit on instead of his.(Note the brown leash)

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    Oh Come On We Both Fit On This Thing!See!?

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    I totally saw the dog and is wonderful wing man, never really paid attention to anything else until I started reading the comments. Thank you to our military and their very special dogs who are sent into the worse case scenarios.

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    My son was half of a K9 couple. His first partner was Banjo, explosives detection. Oh, the stories we've heard! His second partner was Brit, drug dog. I have nothing but the utmost respect for all K9 teams.

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    He/she deserved it! Thank you for your service, sweet little puppy.

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    Look at the power in the thighs and shoulders of this soldier. And that beautiful, determined face. I grew up being told by my Air Force father that women could never serve in combat. Oh, yeah? Tell that to this American soldier! To paraphrase Lincoln: "SHE who shall have borne the battle..."

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    He looks so fierce, but sad.. Tears rolling down his/hers face.

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    They trust each other!

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    The dog survived, the handler sadly did not.

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    He is receiving a medal for his service to our Country...well deserved.

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    Let's go for a walk they said. It'll be fun they said.

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    Best friend I could of ever asked for!!!

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    IF ONLY we humans would love one another this way too.

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    Every K9 soldier would give their life for their partner, no question they are angels of war...bond beyond words.

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    Hey, that's an Israeli soldier!

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    The love of a dog is the closest thing to the love God has for the human race. Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for
    his friends ...

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    Thank you for your service .Now run free over the rainbow bridge

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    Not a K9 Soldier, but nonetheless a dog who will serve. His contribution to morale and mental health of the soldiers who found him, take care of him, and will hopefully bring him home with them should also be recognized. Not a War Dog, but still a Dog of War.

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    THAT is an awesome picture!!!
     
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    The sharp dried weeds/grass was probably hurting the dog's feet. Saw another picture once where the human soldier was carrying his dog over burning hot sand. If it's too hot or cold on the ground for you to go barefooted, it's too hot or cold for animals
    too. He ain't heavy he's my brother!

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    This is the family of fallen Marine Cpl Dustin Lee. They were allowed to adopt "Lex".

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    that's not a dog, THAT'S A MARINE." - Gny Sgt. Leroy Jethro Gibb, USMC "NCIS"

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    He looks like he's saying its okay we got this covered.

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    Look after them like they looked after you
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Thank you so much for helping me post these Fiona. I usually post ww1 soldiers, but when I saw these I thought I must share.
     
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    These are absolutely outstanding pictures. Thank you so much for sharing...
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing - very moving.
     
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    Sad to think that some dogs had to be left behind, can't remember where exactly, but very upset to read it. The dogs look so loyal in the photos and the companionship looks very deep.
     
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    Oh my goodness , I know I`m feeling very sensitive right now, but these wonderful dogs , bless them all and thank you for sharing them @Cath
     
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    Yes they brought a tears to my eyes, but one made me smile... The one that says,

    Let's go for a walk they said. It'll be fun they said :)
     
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    Unsung heroes, all of them.
     
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    Yes they are.
     
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    Great photos!
     
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    XXXXX AMAZING XXXXX
     
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    Very moving, thanks for posting this. Last Christmas someone gave me a book about dogs in service. I was surprised to learn that in both WWI and WWII, British families were asked to donate their pet dogs for service. Thousands of people gave their dogs to be trained for various roles - carrying messages between trenches was one. The book quoted a letter from a woman who said she had given her husband and her son to the war and had nothing left to give but her dog. So sad, and very much an unrecognised sacrifice today.
     
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    Oh my word, I had no idea!
     
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    I know, it was the first I'd heard of it too. And of course we all know how important the bond with our dogs is, but I don't imagine it was given much weight by wider society in the 1910s and 1940s, so the sacrifice probably wasn't appreciated in many cases.
     
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    I think I've read it there's pigeons in it too? I liked the pointer who was with the Japanese prisoners of war and helped them.She won a Dicken medal I think he was called Lucy
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing :heart:
     

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