War Dogs

by Kerry on May 13, 2011

Rebecca Frankel writes a weekly war-dog feature for ForeignPolicy and recently did a stunning photo essay on dogs of war.  Below are a few photos featured in the essay.  Along with each photo she shares interesting stories and tid-bits about dogs of war including the following excerpt from the essay:

“Not only are these dogs fierce assault weapons, they are loyal guardians. When Private First Class Colton Rusk was shot after his unit came under Taliban sniper fire during a routine patrol in Afghanistan, Rusk’s bomb-sniffing dog, Eli, crawled on top of his body, attacking anyone — including Rusk’s fellow Marines — who tried to come near him. Rusk did not survive the assault, but Eli was granted early retirement so he could live with Rusk’s family.”

Photos Courtesy:
Foreign Policy

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Justin May 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

sends grt feelings thru your body! grt pix hun!

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