Dogs are often noted as heroes in the news, but in this case, army dog handler Sgt. Aaron Yoder took a bullet for his black lab, Bart, during a gun fight in Southern Afghanistan earlier this month.
The Taliban has begun to target these soldier dogs because of their amazing bomb-sniffing skills in an attempt to neutralize the effectiveness of IED detection teams. Soldiers have been known to wrap their Kevlar-covered bodies around the dogs to protect these valuable team members.
Mutts are regularly noted as saints in the news, yet for this situation, armed force puppy handler Sgt. Aaron Yoder took a projectile for his dark lab, Bart, amid a firearm battle in Southern Afghanistan prior this month.
The Taliban has started to focus on these warrior mutts due to their stunning bomb-sniffing aptitudes trying to kill the viability of IED location groups. Fighters have been known to wrap their Kevlar-secured bodies around the mutts to ensure these significant colleagues.