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June 13, 2014

A Soldier's Best Friend

A Marine's too. 40 photos of military service dogs with their handlers.

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Lance Cpl. Jeremy D. Angenend, combat tracker handler, Military Police, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and his dog Fito play around at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Angenend and Fito have been partnered for two years. Angenend says that he and Fito have the same kind of goofy, outgoing personalities and they have fun together. "He never has a bad day," says Angenend, "I want no other dog." (USMC/Sgt. Megan Sindelar)

Mild content warning, some of the photos include dogs that are being treated for or recovering from wounds. Nothing intense, just a reminder that they work and live in dangerous places.

A couple years ago JohnE wrote a piece on the history of military service dogs. Good stuff.

h/t kevlarchick


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