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Korean War vet recalls time with canine comrade

Decades ago in war-torn Korea, comradeship was formed between man and beast.

John Boscola, 80, is a Korean War veteran who served alongside Asher, a 100-pound German shepherd who moved silently and with stealth. Asher was Boscola’s war dog, and, though the relationship didn’t start off on the friendliest terms, Boscola quickly formed a bond with her like no other.

“It was instantaneous; I knew, I knew that I had a fantastic dog,” Boscola said. “I knew it. I knew it. Nothing went by her. Nothing.”

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  1. Hello,Im sending this message to inform you about an event I attended on June 30th,2012 called THE 1st ANNUAL VETERANS MEMORIAL BIKE RUN in HONOR OF BILLY BROCKET in STROUDSBURG,P.A,this event had 400 bikers in it the coast was 25$/person with a HUGE party afterwards,The man who was honord was also a advit animal lover,I have suggested that next yrs event ALSO include our K9 VETERNS as well I was wondering how I would go about getting sponsers for this..

    BLESSED BE to ALL our VETS..PAST,PRESENT,& FUTURE!!