“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.