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SC native featured in
´Glory Hounds´ TV special

Charlotte Observer (NC), by Sue Manning

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Posted By:muncssister, 2/21/2013 2:12:48 PM

It’s been almost seven months since a bomb exploded on a strip of dirt in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Anderson can only remember a reassuring voice. The Chester native and Northwestern High graduate has seen the ambush and its aftermath on film, though: The man behind the voice putting a tourniquet on Anderson’s leg as a medic tended to the other, listening to his own cries for help and his dog’s whines of worry. The blast that severely wounded the military dog handler was captured on film by one of four camera crews that were embedded with front line troops last year.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/21/2013 2:31:42 PM     (No. 9189301)

two black labs here. Salute! Woof!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 2/21/2013 4:01:07 PM     (No. 9189479)

My father brought Ralph back from Europe after WWII ............ his company had overrun a German medic group with Red Cross dogs trained to pull the wounded out from enemy gunfire.

The Germans yelled ´please don´t kill the dogs´ .......... ´please don´t kill the ......... the Americans of course didn´t ........ there are photos of Ralph and Father in the Alps, at the Tower of Pisa and in Paris.

Ralph even ´vouched´ for my fathers war time ´fidelity´ to my mother ........ they must have allowed Ralph on the troop ship, but then father didn´t come home till late, probably early in ´47 ......... and when Mother rushed up to embrace Father on his return ........ Ralph nipped her on the leg.

I barely remember Ralph during my childhood, other than in photos and stories ......... but I do still see the hillside by the road, the day we buried Ralph under a small piece of stone ........... after he was killed one night protecting my our home from an animal that had come up on our porch .......... we took him to the vet, but he bleed to death from internal bleeding.

We children cried so ............ he was the first dog I ever loved.

I only think of Ralph when I read of Dogs in War ........... and then I remember ......... and feel sad.

RIP
Ralph

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/22/2013 9:53:07 AM     (No. 9190548)

I watched this on the Animal Channel last night & it is extremely moving... A well produced docudrama / reality show that has a media team go on missions with our brave young soldiers.

It is a window into the horrendous risks our kids deal with, on the ground fighting the Taliban.

Knowing the only reason Obama hasn´t turned Afgannie over to the Taliban is because they refused to report to Obama´s Muslim Brotherhood makes the plight of these kids even more horrendous.

The producers & cameramen of the show risk their own lives to bring this program to us... We need to strongly support this show.

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