Category Archives: Photo

Dispatches from Helsinki: Hero Dog Amputee Reunites With First Handler

There’s nothing like a reunion, especially with a military dog who saved your life – and the lives of many others – on numerous occasions during dangerous deployments. After too many months apart, you wonder if the dog will even recognize you, much less be happy to see you. Last week, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Chris…

10 fascinating, sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny things you may not know about military dogs

  Until the now-famous Navy SEAL Team Six raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound last year, most people had no idea that dogs are a vital part of the military. But these four-legged heroes have saved tens of thousands of lives since World War II, when the U.S. embarked on its military working dog program….

The Paw of a Gentle Giant, the Boot of the Handler Who Loved Him

A dog’s paw, a sergeant’s boot. “He had huge feet, a huge heart,” Army Sgt. Amanda Ingraham told me of her former military working dog, Rex, a noble, gentle giant of a German Shepherd. (Photo courtesy of Army Sgt. Amanda Ingraham. You can learn Rex’s story in Soldier Dogs.)