Delta Force operator hailed the valor of military dog that was wounded in the Baghdadi raid: ‘Special breed of courageous.’
These dogs are heroes! U.S. officials said the dog has now recovered and returned to duty.
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
The dog, whose name and breed remain unknown, chased Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a tunnel and cornered him. With no place to go, the terrorist leader blew himself up along with three of his children, who he was using as human shields. The dog’s injuries highlighted the importance of military working dogs in special operations. Often, they will enter the danger zone with a camera on their backs before the humans do so.
“The dog is a war veteran and a valued member of the team,” a currently serving soldier assigned to Delta Force told the Washington Examiner. The soldier did not provide details, pending permission from the dog’s handler and chain of command. Everyone involved in the mission is being debriefed and is out of communication for the time being, the soldier said. Within the community, he says, “The injury to the dog is an injury to one of us. These dogs are a special breed of courageous.”
Military working dogs are essential teammates for U.S. soldiers, especially in the counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. But the dogs used by the military’s most elite units are elite themselves. Like their human counterparts, they are hand-picked to serve in units like Delta Force, the Army Rangers, and the Navy SEALs. More
Dogs are indeed man’s best friend! Time to retire the pooch and let him live in peace. Good job boy!
The most American of good boys pic.twitter.com/XP8hx7Bogt
— rebel millennial (@patriotic_giant) October 28, 2019
It takes a special kind of evil coward to use your own children as human shields.
Give that dog a purple heart and all the treats it deserves. Hero
— THE Monday Morning QuarterBLACK (@TheMMQBL) October 28, 2019
‘Special breed of courageous’: Delta Force operator hails valor of military dog wounded in Baghdadi raid https://t.co/X6NDvENbIv K9 protecting our nation and our community🇺🇸Everyone Send some 💕 to this American #hero #MWD 🐕#LivePDNation #DeltaForce
— Retired Police Canine Foundation (@k9_retired) October 28, 2019