On this week after Memorial Day it is important to remember all who have served this country for our freedom. War dogs are no exception. Dogs have been an important part of the United States military for decades. One even aided in the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Military working dogs are trained to jump out of helicopters, repel down walls, swim long distances, and sniff out bombs from up to two miles away. However, no matter how much preparation a war dog receives, the combat experience can still be traumatic. Months of exposure to explosions, helicopters, gunfire, chaotic situations, and death can take a toll.