Layka, the German shepherd, was a military dog. She’s unbelievably dedicated to her team and was prepared to do whatever it took to protect them. When that time came, she didn’t let them down.
We owe so much to the military dogs who serve our country. We often remember veterans for the bravery and courage they show while serving their country, but many times we don’t think about the dogs who have done so much.
Many of these dogs are heroes who have sacrificed their lives just like any soldier does. But when the battle is over, they’re often forgotten. It’s heartbreaking when we realize their situation.
This dog was put to the test in a recent battle in an Afghan village. Her team members were involved in a conflict, and the dog took four bullets, a point blank range, in an effort to help subdue an enemy shooter.
Despite her injuries, the dog attacked and subdued the shooter, saving her handler and the other members of the team.
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