President Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, guaranteeing that military dogs will return to the U.S. when they retire and their handlers have first dibs on adopting them.
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It’s a sad fact that World War I hero “Sergeant” Stubby, a Pit Bull mix, would nowadays not be welcome on any Army or Marine Corps base in the United States.
During this hero Springer Spaniel’s five tours of duty with the RAF, Buster sniffed out hundreds of IEDs, saving more than 1,000 lives in the process.
It’s a sad fact that U.S. military dogs serving overseas are usually left behind when they retire. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act will change that.
Just like two-legged military vets, dogs can also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The heroic title character of the tear-jerking “Max” is one of those dogs.