Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Marine Service Dog Mourns Combat Death of His Handler In Afghanistan…


from weaselzipper

Yeager, an improvised explosive device detection dog, lies in front of a battlefield cross as Staff Sgt. Derick Clark, a kennel supervisor with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, and 26-year-old native of Mich., and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Dale Reeves, a kennel officer in charge with 2nd Bn., 9th Marines and 41-year-old native of S.C., observe a moment of silence in honor of Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, a dog handler and mortarman who served with Weapons Company, 2nd Bn., 9th Marines, during a memorial service here, April 22, 2012.

Tarwoe became Yeager’s handler in July 2011, was killed in action during a dismounted patrol in support of combat operations in Helmand province’s Marjah district, April 12.

[This story and pictures so far outrank 2 year old pictures of warriors with bodies but guess which get all the coverage. Are our senior military leaders consumed by covering their own asses? This dog knows what’s right. – JS]