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.