Dog Soldiers Funeral

dog soldiers funeral

Soldier grieving the loss of two of his comrades.

“Many people remember a fallen soldier as a person in uniform. Sometimes that soldier is the four legged friend who saved your life by being a bomb-sniffing dog and finding the IED and warns you about it before it explodes.” Michael Hoffman

It is estimated that these dogs save an average of 3-5 soldiers lives A DAY and an average of 150 lives throughout their careers. Wow. That’s a 150 people who can go home to their families because of one single K9 soldier’s efforts. 150 mother’s hearts who will not be broken while they are accepting a folded flag at their child’s funeral. 150 parents who will see their children grow up. And untold numbers of children who will not have to grow up without their parent. Because of one dog.

Thank a hero, thank a four legged soldier. And what wonderful soldiers they are. RIP, heroes.

Rebloged/reposted from “Tennis Officals blog

6 thoughts on “Dog Soldiers Funeral

  • February 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I hold all our military service men and women in the highest regard. To see them hold the K-9 soldier’s in such high regard really shows what incredible dogs these are. Hearing the news that one of them has fallen always moves me to tears.

  • February 3, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I agree completely with you. How sad, yet so heroic.

  • February 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Our working K-9’s put their lives on the line for us, whether in war or peace time service, they will make the ultimate sacrifice when necessary to protect and serve. I can’t even think about it without getting emotional, but we have all seen it even in our loyal companions at home.

  • February 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you for this story! You can’t put a price tag on the job they do. God Bless them and their handlers!

  • February 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    This story is so touching and so heartbreaking. Such heroic, hard working, loving animals. The lives these K9’s have touched will NEVER forget them.

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