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Bomb-Sniffing War Dog Finds Home

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Doomsday101, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    SCIO, N.Y. — Gunner, a bomb-sniffing dog mustered out of the Marines for canine post-traumatic stress disorder, has found a new home with Deb and Dan Dunham, whose Marine son died in Iraq protecting the men beside him.

    With patience and a red-rubber toy, the Dunhams are trying to coax Gunner back to emotional health. With liquid brown eyes and Labrador loyalty, Gunner is giving the Dunhams back a little of what they lost. Together, they are healing what they can and living with what they must.

    "My Marine never came home," says Deb. "I have a place for a Marine."

    In 2004, during a patrol near the Syrian border, Cpl. Jason Dunham found himself fighting an insurgent hand-to-hand on a dusty road. When two other Marines ran over to help, the Iraqi dropped a hand grenade.

    Instead of rolling away, Cpl. Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet, shielding his men.

    Though peppered with shrapnel, the other Marines walked away. A grenade fragment penetrated Cpl. Dunham's brain, sending him into a coma.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/06/bomb-sniffing-war-dog-finds-home-parents-fallen-marine/
     
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    There truly is a special bond between humans and dogs.
     
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    Yep and also a good history of dogs serving in the military.

    http://www.digitaldog.com/stubby.html
     
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Sweet. Thanks for the link. It says his uniform and metals are on loan to Connecticut, but it doesn't say were it's on display. I'm guessing Yale in New Haven?

    Here two other pictures I've found of Stubby.

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  7. TheCount

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    Reminds me of my little guy. Who is more of a championship calber couch hog and bone chewer than war hero, but I love terriers.

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  8. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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  9. TheCount

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    Good to see they figured out the whole dog gasmask thing. Amazing they'd actually wear it, but shouldn't they be laying prone too? :laugh2:
     
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    Great looking dog. I am a big fan of the breed as well.
     
  11. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Really.

    GET DOWN!

    :D
     
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    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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