Monday, August 2, 2010

Doggy War Heros


Boston.com posted an interesting slideshow that captures the country, the people and conflict in Afghanistan.

I really liked the photo above and especially the story behind it. Click the photo to enlarge the image -- it says the following:

Sgt. Christopher Duke and wife Lauren Duke greet Rufus at PetAirways on Thursday, July 29, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. Rufus and two other dogs saved Duke's and other soldiers' lives while serving in Afghanistan when on the evening of Feb. 11, 2010, the dogs attacked a suicide bomber trying to enter their barracks, forcing the bomber to detonate his explosives in the entry corridor. Though five of the 50 soldiers present sustained injuries, none died that night thanks to the three dogs. One of the dogs was killed, the other two later recovered from their injuries. Sgt. Duke wrote to a veterans assistance group called "Hope for the Warriors" asking for the dogs to be brought to the United States, and $21,000 was raised in less than 3 months enabling the dogs to leave Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Johnny Crawford)

Click here to view the full gallery.