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Jbird
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Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage
Military working dogs are something close to my heart.

Emmie, a 12-year-old black Lab, worked in Afghanistan as an IED detector. After returning to the U.S., Emmie searched cars and buildings at the Pentagon as part of the Pentagon Police Explosive Detector Dog team with handler Eric Harris, who said she now helps his autistic son.

While in Afghanistan, Niko cleared routes for advance teams, sweeping houses before high-level meetings and searching vehicles. The 10-year-old Dutch Shepherd now lives in Alaska.

Troll, a 12-year-old Dutch Shepherd, detected three explosive devices during a four-day air assault mission in Afghanistan in 2012, helping save the lives of 65 service members. When a soldier was critically wounded on the mission, Troll helped clear a landing area for a medevac helicopter that was able to safely evacuate the soldier.

Yeager, a 13-year-old black Lab, participated in more than 100 patrols in both Iraq and Afghanistan, helping clear routes for the Marines. On April 12, 2012, an explosion killed his handler, Marine Lance Corporal Abraham Tarwoe, and injured one of Yeager’s ears. He was later adopted by a Marine Corps family.

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Awesome



Hope the mutts enjoy their time of eatin' and barkin' and scratchin'


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service dogs of 9/11

The most famous dog from that day was Bretagne. She was the last known SAR dog that was at ground zero. She also worked rescue missions at Katrina and Ivan. One of her greatest contributions was acting as a spokesperson for the dogs of 9/11. She died on June 7, 2016

Riley was trained to find living people and was not trained to be a cadaver dog. Despite this he continued to work tirelessly. Riley passed away on 2/26/10

Appollo was the first dog at ground zero. He arrived on the seen 15 minutes after the attack. He nearly died from falling flames and only survived because he previously fell in water and was still wet. He died in November of 2006

Trakr was driven down from Nova Scotia by his handler. He found the last known survivor from ground zero, Genelle Guzman. When his handler, Symington, was seen on TV by his department in Canada, he was suspended for leaving without permission. Trakr died in April of 09

Sirius is the only known K9 death. He was an explosive detection K9. He was in the S tower when the N tower was hit. His handlers last words to him were, “I think we’re in a lot of trouble. I will be back for you.” His handler locked him in his kennel before helping victims.

Worf found the remains of two firefighters on his first day. He was immediately retired because he emotionally shutdown and quit eating. "He kind of withdrew from everything. There was so much death there, it was emotional for the dogs." - Mike Owens his handler

Ricky was the smallest SAR dog at ground zero. This was crucial for search operations as he could reach spots other dogs couldn’t. He would frequently go places his handler couldn’t see. He worked 10 days straight on the night shift.

Hansen arrived at ground zero months after the attack to help find remains. He worked 150 days straight. He recovered Officer Perry and Sgt. Curtin’s remains.

Kaiser was deployed to ground zero. He worked 12 hour shifts for 10 days straight. “He injured his foot during the rescue effort. the veterinarian stitched him back up. His cries showed just how painful it was, but for the record, Kaiser was back on the job the very next day.”

More in the link with photos.
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The most famous dog from that day was Bretagne. She was the last known SAR dog that was at ground zero. She also worked rescue missions at Katrina and Ivan
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One of her greatest contributions was acting as a barksperson for the dogs of 9/11
FIFY


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Zach
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Two of the four are labs! That's my breed!


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Quidam65
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Hope the mutts enjoy their time of eatin' and barkin' and scratchin'


With lots of room to run and play.

When I retire to East Texas I'll have 1/2 acre. Even being a cat person, at that point I may get a dog since I'll have room for him/her to run around. (But don't tell the cat my plan)


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(But don't tell the cat my plan)


The cat already knows, it has spies watching you 24/7.


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re: Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage
As a lover of animals I'm touched by this story.

This type of recognition will inspire the next generation of dogs to do great things for our military.


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This month's desk top background pic on my computer:





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Erin Go Bragh
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re: Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage
I'll have to share this story with my three furry roommates.


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re: Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage
Best of the best! Thank you for posting and I hope they get all the spoiling they so richly deserve!

btw, have you seen the Military Working Dogs stamps issued by the USPS? They are available now and they're beautiful.

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conservativewifeymom
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What breeds?


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cardswinagain
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That is awesome


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Big Scrub TX
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re: Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage
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Military working dogs are something close to my heart.

Emmie, a 12-year-old black Lab, worked in Afghanistan as an IED detector. After returning to the U.S., Emmie searched cars and buildings at the Pentagon as part of the Pentagon Police Explosive Detector Dog team with handler Eric Harris, who said she now helps his autistic son.

While in Afghanistan, Niko cleared routes for advance teams, sweeping houses before high-level meetings and searching vehicles. The 10-year-old Dutch Shepherd now lives in Alaska.

Troll, a 12-year-old Dutch Shepherd, detected three explosive devices during a four-day air assault mission in Afghanistan in 2012, helping save the lives of 65 service members. When a soldier was critically wounded on the mission, Troll helped clear a landing area for a medevac helicopter that was able to safely evacuate the soldier.

Yeager, a 13-year-old black Lab, participated in more than 100 patrols in both Iraq and Afghanistan, helping clear routes for the Marines. On April 12, 2012, an explosion killed his handler, Marine Lance Corporal Abraham Tarwoe, and injured one of Yeager’s ears. He was later adopted by a Marine Corps family.
I appreciate their contribution (in that it saves human lives) but ceremonies for fricking dogs is just silly. If the real point is to honor the handlers, then that's fine I guess.


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re: Four retired military dogs receive K-9 Medal of Courage
You may want to look in a mirror to see what "silly" really looks like.


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