15 April 2012

Soldier wounded while protecting his Military Working Dog


Injured U.S. Army dog handler Sgt. Aaron Yoder is dragged behind cover by soldiers from Alpha troop 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th brigade 82nd Airborne division during a fire exchange with Taliban fighters while on a mission in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 9, 2012. Reuters photo taken April 9, 2012.


Army Sgt. Aaron Yoder landed in Texas Friday night to recover from a gunshot wound he suffered in action in Afghanistan on Monday. He was wounded while trying to protect his Military Working Dog, Bart.

“I am so proud of him and what he did to protect his dog,” said his sister Mandy Green.

Bart was uninjured and may be able to join Sgt. Yoder as early as next week.

A Reuters photographer accompanying the unit during the firefight captured Yoder's fellow Soldiers dragging him to cover.

Update, another photo of Sgt. Yoder and Bart being MEDEVAC'd. Bart looks worried. Note the morphine "lollipop" Sgt. Yoder's been given.

Injured U.S. Army dog handler Sgt. Aaron Yoder and his dog Bart, attached to Alpha troop 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th brigade 82nd Airborne division, are evacuated in a helicopter during a fire exchange with Taliban fighters while on a mission in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

God Bless you for your service to our country and your sacrifice for your dog!

Anonymous said...

Utah and Oregon say Thank You for your service to our country and your sacrifice. This is from all us single women who own dogs. We love our Military and their families.

Angel911 said...

I am in Oregon and I have a son named Utah...love this comment.
Any update on how this troop is doing?