Family of fallen marine to adopt his war dog

elaine | February 2, 2011

The family of a fallen Texas Marine is being given the bomb-sniffing dog that rushed to their son’s side after he was shot in Afghanistan.
Military officials say Pfc. Colton Rusk died after being shot in December by Taliban fighters. The 20-year-old was a machine-gunner and the handler to Eli, a black Labrador trained to identify explosives [...]

Air Force dog recovering from PTSD

elaine | August 3, 2010

An Air Force master sergeant says a military working dog is recovering from a case of PTSD after a tour of duty in Iraq.
Eric Haynes of Peterson Air Force Base says a German shepherd named Gina was a playful 2-year-old when she went to Iraq as a bomb-sniffing dog, but months of door-to-door searches and [...]