Photo: A Marine Dog and His Men

A military working dog sits patiently next to his U.S. Marine handler during a memorial service for fallen Explosive Ordnance Disposal members, U.S. Airmen Tech Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz, Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell and Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler, Jan. 24, 2012, at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. The airmen were victims of a roadside bomb that exploded after the team had already disarmed two bombs during a mission. The service was attended by the tightly-knit community of U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Air Force EOD groups. (Photo by: Sgt. Christine Samples)

I love this photo. What a good, loyal, patient dog, like most military working dogs. But such a sad, somber occasion – the loss of three Explosive Ordnance Disposal members.

(I found this on the excellent Facebook page of Military Working Dogs.)

5 Responses to Photo: A Marine Dog and His Men
  1. Jacquie Steiner
    January 26, 2012 | 7:49 pm

    what a beautiful and sorrowful looking dog. Very powerful photo.
    I’m ordering your book…right now.

    • Maria Goodavage
      January 26, 2012 | 9:33 pm

      Jacquie, yes, a very powerful photo. Thanks for your order. :)

  2. Ivo
    January 27, 2012 | 10:38 pm

    That poor dog definitely need some camouflage dress :)

    • Maria Goodavage
      January 27, 2012 | 10:52 pm
  3. Jana
    February 17, 2012 | 10:44 pm

    And what a sad, somber face…as if he knows exactly what is happening.

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