THE WAR DOG
It was May of 1966, and Ron Aiello was on his first patrol as a new Marine, leading an inspection of two villages in Vietnam. His military working dog, Stormy, walked ahead of him with the other Marines following at a distance. As they reached a clearing, Stormy suddenly stopped. Aiello bent down on his knee and asked, “What do you see, girl?” Just then, a sniper bullet flew over his head.