War Heroes of the Canine Kind


Our military community celebrates heroes whose stories are heartbreaking, yet ultimately heartwarming.  Over the years, I’ve read countless stories of heroic feats of our service men and women serving overseas.  I’ve sobbed through stories of wounded warriors and flag-draped coffins.  I’ve shed tears of pride as airline pilots thank the servicemembers onboard and passengers applaud.  And I’ve admired military families who pick up the pieces that war left behind.

Heroes come from all walks of life.  They come in various shapes and sizes.  And yes, they even come in different species.

Don’t believe me?  Just take a look at this war hero of the canine kind…

San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

How can we not fall in love with the tributes and stories and photographs of these furry forgotten heroes and all their military moxie?  I’m a hopeless dog lover, so I may be biased, but I do believe my next book purchase is going to be Soldier Dogs, if for no other reason than the book cover is cute beyond words.  And I also believe these amazing creatures are true war heroes whose stories are heartwarming and should be celebrated.

Can you resist war hero dogs?

About the Author

Heather Sweeney
Heather Sweeney is an Associate Editor at Military.com, former Navy wife, mother of two, blogger, and avid runner. She’s the blogger formerly known as Wife on the Roller Coaster and still checks in every now and then at her blog Riding the Roller Coaster.
  • Puppy Lovr

    Umm..this video didn’t have anything to do with dogs?

  • Video worked for me! And what a great story! These military working dogs are amazing. They really are true heroes.

  • PHLFans

    What a wonderful story!

  • tsgt Neil wilfong

    Hey y’all great st ry and bout time someone covered thr canine corps ! Aftrr all these dswgs saved someones a** and could have been yours so as a retired USAF and US ARMY war vet Viet Nam 68-69and desert storm , have great retirement chase the cats , and may all dawgs salute ya .. Have steak on me …

  • PpsiLvr10033

    Omg, that is so sweet! I cried through the entire story about Lucca. lol Geez, about time they recognized canines and the roles they play in this wretched war, because frankly, it’s not their choice is it? They’re put there — drafted. I’m really glad she’s going home though, very proud of her. :oD