A Heartwarming Salute to Soldiers and Their Hero Dogs

On battlefields across the globe, servicemen and women rely on their dogs for safety, comfort, and companionship. Here, a glimpse into what their lives are like.

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Kandahar, Afghanistan

Kandahar, AfghanistanMark Wilson/Getty Images
A U.S. soldier gives his guard dog water at the Kandahar Air Base, on December 8, 2013.

Mosul, Iraq

Mosul, IraqGhaith Abdul-Ahad/Getty Images
A U.S. soldier holds the platoon's pet dog 'Rocky' inside an armored vehicle during a combat patrol on February 27, 2005.

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Kandahar, AfghanistanMarco Di Lauro/Getty Images
British Soldier from the Royal Army Veterinary Corp Lcpl Marianne Hay, 23, stays close to her arms and explosive search dog, Leanna.

Bala Murghab, Afghanistan

Bala Murghab, AfghanistanChris Hondros/Getty Images
Sgt John Barton of the 4th Brigade of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division pets his platoon's pet dog Ray-Ray as he awakens from sleeping outside at combat outpost Impala on June 29, 2010.
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Kajaki, Afghanistan

Kajaki, AfghanistanScott Olson/Getty Images
Marine Cpl. Jonathan Eckert of Oak Lawn, IL, attached to India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, rests with his improvised explosive device-sniffing dog Bee during a patrol near Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge on October 10, 2010.

Kajaki, Afghanistan

Kajaki, AfghanistanScott Olson/Getty Images
Marine Cpl. Jonathan Eckert goes for a swim in the reservoir above the Kajaki dam with dog Bee during a break in action at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge on October 12, 2010.

Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad, IraqJoe Raedle/Getty Images
U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Troy Hawkins from Woodland Park, Colorado, pets a dog found while on patrol with the Iraqi Army on February 24, 2005.

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