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VIETNAM VET HELPS WAR DOGS IN MEMORY OF THE ONE HE HAD TO LEAVE BEHIND

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.

 

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