Army Dog Dies of Broken Heart after Taliban Kill His Master
Pictures: Theo and L/Cpl Tasker, an Arms and Explosives Search dog handler of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, were part of the Theatre Military Working Dogs Support Unit based at Camp Bastion.
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A U.S. Army soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during water training over the Gulf of Mexico March 1. (Manuel J. Martinez/U.S. Air Force/Handout/Reuters)
German messenger dog, WW1
U.S. Air Force military working dog Jackson sits on a U.S. Army M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle before heading out on a mission in Kahn Bani Sahd, Iraq, Feb. 13, 2007. His handler is Tech. Sgt. Harvey Holt, of the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron.
"BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (July 15, 2007) - 1st Sgt. Dean Bissey hooks the hoist harness to Staff Sgt. Michael Hile and his military working dog "Rronnie" (spelled with two "Rs"). Photo by Spc. Aubree Rundle, U.S. Army."
"Many improvements have been made to the life of working dogs since the ’70s after the Vietnam War. Out of the thousands of military dogs that served in Vietnam during that era, only an estimated 200 returned to the United States"
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Norman, a 55th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, waits to be unleashed and go after his target during training April 17. The Offutt K-9 unit performs regular training to maximize the dogs’ effectiveness on the field of duty.