Iraq Base Mourns Loss of a K9 Team Member


One of the most difficult times a war dog handler faces is the loss of his military working dog. At a base in Bali Iraq, it’s not just the handler that is mourning the loss of mwd Goro but the entire base. The mwd’s are more than just a detection dog, they bring morale up and remind troops of their pets back home. They ease some of the stress and tension that can be brought on by war and they are usually very popular with everyone in the units they work with. MWD Goro was eight years old and passed away from bloating, which is when the stomach turns out of place which prevents gasses from escaping the stomach and becoming poisonous, a common cause of working dog’s deaths. The full story can be read here. Mourning MWD Goro

MWD Goro
MWD Goro
ALI BASE, Iraq — This collage honors the life of Military Working Dog Goro — Feb. 1, 2000 – July 28, 2008. Goro and his K-9 handler, Staff Sgt. Sean Neisen, deployed to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group Provost Marshal Office from the 435th Security Forces Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Master Sgt. Russell Dodson)  

2 Responses to “Iraq Base Mourns Loss of a K9 Team Member”

  1. May God bless your soul, faithful Goro. He served well and faithfully and will now be granted an eternal rest.

    My prayers are for all the members of the Unit with whom Goro served.

  2. I need a mask for my avalanche rescue dog. Anyone got any ideas. the only requirement is 100%uv protection.

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