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  Three Very Heroic Dogs
by Mr. Ed
Monday, August 02, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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-A Marvelous News Story-


“I owe my life to these dogs,

And my wish was to bring them home,

And give them the best life I can.

It’s the least I can do for them.”


Sgt. Christopher Duke


It was an unforgettable night last February

For some of our U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

When a suicide bomber arrived at their barracks

And three strays they had befriended, foiled his plan


The three heroic dogs named Rufus, Target, and Sasha

Immediately sprang into action, attacking this madman

Forcing him to detonate his bomb, in the barracks entry

Saving the lives of numerous U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan


Five soldiers sustained injuries that night, but none were killed

Rufus and Target were wounded, brave Sasha died in the attack

All of these soldiers were now extremely grateful to these dogs

And Sgt. Duke now wanted to bring both Rufus and Target back


Thankfully, help to accomplish his compassionate mission was available

Through a program called ‘A Warrior’s Wish’ for wounded servicemen

Duke and Rufus had become best friends, until he returned home in March

And now, with the assistance of many, their separation was coming to an end


Last Thursday, at an Atlanta airport, a grand homecoming took place

Sgt. Duke was waiting to welcome both Rufus and Target to the U.S.

He is adopting heroic Rufus, and a fellow comrade is adopting Target

And I wish both these valiant soldiers and these heroic dogs, all the best



What a marvelous reunion it must have been when soldier and dogs saw each other again, and had their long awaited face-to-face nuzzles.

Duke immediately started feeling Rufus’ back for telltale evidence of his injuries. “He was tore up pretty bad there on his back,” he explained.

Then he laughed, “He’s so much cleaner than I ever saw him. He’d never had a bath before. But he still looks pretty skinny.

“We’re definitely going to fatten him up.”

And then Sgt. Duke joyously marched out of the airport terminal with one heroic dog on each side of him, both canines now sporting red, white, and blue collars to signify their new lives, and their new homes.


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Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 8/25/2010
Thank you for the story, my friend.

Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 8/3/2010
Stories like this always make me smile.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/2/2010
Saw it on the news. Fantastic story with a happy ending. Patrick
Reviewed by Andy Turner 8/2/2010
Spot on. What we got was so much about the real dogs of war that I could fill this page and a 1000 more.

Indeed this story made the news, too.

Reviewed by Lew Duffey 8/2/2010
A very touching story indeed.
God bless,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/2/2010
Handsome brave fellows both and one with a great name too...e
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 8/2/2010
This makes me smile! And I love your bio pic too.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/2/2010
Ed, as always you lift my spirits after reading your wonderful poetry stories..This is so heartwarming, and uplifting..thank you for sharing.

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/2/2010
What a wonderful and inspirational story!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/2/2010
Greast human or canine interest story that touches the heart and gives hope to a better world...
Reviewed by Richard King 8/2/2010
Mr. Ed, This is nicely done and a fine tribute. You are absolutely right, it definitely belongs with the other two we spoke about. I’ll be in touch. Thank you so much for your generosity. Dick
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/2/2010
Inspiring and OMG just look at those gentle bright eyes!
What a wonderful poem , and I did not know about that program but think it is so important. I agree with David, the least we can do.
Thanks ED,
Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/2/2010
Inspirational and uplifting story Ed. It makes a nice change to hear some of the good things that come from the tragedy of war. And what a great program "Warriors Wish", the least we can do to say thank you.
Best regards,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/2/2010
What a story Ed, heroism, sadness and a great ending as well, thanks for sharing this~heartfelt!!!

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