I am from Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. My MWD Carlos was euthanized today due to cancer. MWD Carlos was 11 years old and had served 8 tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
Staff Sgt. Jason Spangenberg , 436th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, watches while his military working dog, Rico, take down Staff Sgt. Thanh Nguyen, 436th SFS military working dog handler, Dec. 2, 2013, at Dover Air Force Base Del. Spangenberg received the Colonel Billy Jack Carter award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Johnson)
A U.S. Marine Corps Military Working Dog Handler and his K-9 partner assigned to 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon, L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, patrol an area in Fallujah, Iraq, on Nov. 15, 2004, during Operation Al Fajr, in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James J. Vooris) (Released) (Photo seen on http://www.visualintel.net)
Tech.Sgt.Rafael Rhodes,7th Security Forces Sqdn military working dog trainer, was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Force Combat Action Medals Jan. 24, 2014, for being wounded in action against an enemy of the United States and for directly engaging an enemy while his life was at risk of grave danger while deployed in Afghanistan. Rhodes and his military working dog Nero both sustained injuries from an improvised explosive device explosion, while returning from a 12 hour outside-the-wire…