Soldier Became Friends With 3 Stray Dogs. When A Bomb Exploded. The Results Were Shocking!
Some American soldiers are given explosive detector dogs that are trained to detect explosives. This comes in handy, because it alerts soldiers to bombs they may not have otherwise caught on their own.
Two particular soldiers, Sgt. Chris Duke and Sgt. Terry Young, who were not assigned an explosive detector dog bonded with three stray dogs while they were stationed in Afghanistan for three months. They named the dogs Sasha, Rufus, and Target.
The dogs may not have been specially trained to detect explosives, but they still provided comfort and companionship. In Sgt. Duke’s words, “A lot of us used the three of them as an escape whenever you’re homesick.”
A suicide bomber attempted to sneak into the barracks that contained 50 soldiers, including Sgt. Chris Duke and Sgt. Terry Young. He would have succeeded in his mission if it weren’t for the dogs barking and biting him. The interference resulted in the suicide bomber blowing himself up before invading the barracks.