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Army Dog Handler Takes Bullet for Lab

Dogs are often noted as heroes in the news, but in this case, army dog handler Sgt. Aaron Yoder took a bullet for his black lab, Bart, during a gun fight in Southern Afghanistan earlier this month. The Taliban has begun to target these soldier dogs because of their amazing bomb-sniffing skills in an attempt to neutralize the effectiveness of IED detection teams. Soldiers have been known to wrap their Kevlar-covered bodies around the dogs to protect these valuable team members. Yoder was shot in the leg and was successful in protecting Bart from injury. Sgt. Yoder has been transported to Texas where he has undergone six surgeries. Bart and Aaron were reunited on May 3rd 2012.

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  1. ausa_440819
    ausa_440819 May 08, 2012

    Love It.Thanks to both heroes for serving and protecting all of us.get well soon..

  2. avnrulz
    avnrulz May 10, 2012

    Moslems consider dogs as 'dirty' to begin with, so this just adds to their reasons for shooting dogs, on top of the dogs' great ability in war.

  3. Scott37645
    Scott37645 May 20, 2012

    Wow, outstanding job Sgt Yoder! Hope you have a speedy recovery and back up to 100% Thanks for all that you, Bart and all the other military heros out there! God Bless you all!

  4. GaryFTom
    GaryFTom Aug 25, 2012

    Great story!

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