Buzzfeed posted the stories of six military dogs who displayed bravery, loyalty, and intelligence in the face of danger to our service members. For example, Sgt. Rex was paired with Corporal Megan Leavey for his second and third deployment to the Middle East.
In 2006, the pair was on patrol when Sgt. Rex discovered a slew of planted explosives. As they continued their search, one of the explosives was detonated. Both Leavey and Sgt. Rex sustained severe injuries, but they remained at the scene and continued to work together.
Leavey’s military career came to end due to the injuries she sustained during the attack, but Sgt. Rex recovered so he went back to work.
Upon his retirement, Leavey started a campaign for his adoption. Sgt. Rex was reunited with Leavey and lived out the last eight months of his life with her, swimming, snuggling and playing in the snow for the first time.
That’s a good dog. Read the rest of the stories in An Ode To Military Working Dogs.