SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A line of patches rest on the vest of Katya, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, during a K-9 unit demonstration at the military working dog kennel Oct. 15, 2012. Katya has been with her handler, Staff Sgt. Shannon Hennessy, for nearly two of her four years on Spangdahlem Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)
MWD...No expense should be spared for these Military Working Dog heroes. So many have saved literally hundreds of lives by finding IEDs and weapons caches in Iraq and Afghanistan...worthy of the Medal of Honor. Thousands of mothers and fathers owe the lives of their sons and daughters to these guys. I'd give them the shirt off my back.
They were expensive but I finally got three guard dogs that patrol around my house and yard... So far I have not had a problem with burglars, salesmen or even tax or bill collectors so I'm quite happy...
A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.
In Memory ... BOTH killed in combat together July 6, 2007 . Cpl.Kory Wiens and MWD Sgt. Cooper Weins ,both killed in action July 6, 2007 while on patrol in Muhammad Sath , Iraq. Kory and Cooper were the first Military Working Dog team killed in combat together since Vietnam.