Military

War Dogs

Military animals have been used in various wars and conquests throughout time. Alexander the Great made use of elephants. War pigeons were popular in WWII to ferry messages across enemy lines. And, of course, horses have been used in both ancient and modern warfare.

Dogs have also seen their share of war combat over time. Ancient Greek writings tell of their presence in various conflicts. Many countries still use canines today in both combat and peacetime missions.

Read about a few modern military dogs and their handlers in these gripping accounts:

Honor and Valor

This week, 23-year-old Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor for his military service in Afghanistan. He is one of six who have received the distinction during the war in Afghanistan.  Meyer defied orders to stand down and instead charged into heavy combat five times, saving the lives of 36 Americans and Afghans in the process.  The Medal of Honor is the military's highest decoration and has been awarded since 1861

Sea, Air, and Land

The Navy SEALs have been mentioned thousands of times in the press since the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  Want to know more about this elite group of soldiers?  These books will give you an in-depth look into the lives of those who have earned their place in the SEAL ranks:

 

 

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