As a stray on the war-ravaged streets of Afghanistan, she had been shot by the Taliban and blasted by explosives. In fact, the plucky German Shepherd mix cheated death so often that U.S. soldiers named her Target.
One night in February a suicide bomber came to the base in the middle of the night, wearing 25 pounds of explosives and intent on killing Americans. The three dogs frightened, barked at and bit the bomber, scaring him and waking the sleeping soldiers in the process. Deterred, the terrorist detonated himself outside instead of coming in. The lives of 50 soldiers were potentially spared because of the dogs' actions.
Sgt. Terry Young was able to have Target brought back to the US to live with him and his family with the help of a Facebook campaign. Unfortunately Target escaped the yard and ended up at a shelter where she was mistakenly euthanized.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: At the home of Sgt. Young and his family.
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: Jul 27, 2011
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