The Story of a Soldier and K9 Who Walked a Strange Land Together
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The story of this soldier and his K9 dog are the clearest, highest example of the human and animal bond. They came together as two separate beings. The learned to trust each other. They learned to respect each other. Then they learned to love each other. They learned they were both the same, Spiritual beings sharing a physical experience.
Deployed to a strange world, far from home, their purpose was to protect each other. To love each other. To have each other’s backs in times of difficulty. They saw and recognized the same light within the eyes of each other. They were brothers, bonded as one. Employed and trained to find IED’s.
They spoke not a word, but their mission was known by each. They knew the peril. They accepted it. They knew the odds. They accepted them. They saw their path ahead. They saw where it would end. They move forward anyway. They walked through their fears. Forward they walked the dusty roads of an unknown place.
And then their fate arrived. The IED exploded. They accomplished their mission. They saved the lives of many. The few who sacrifice for the many. They are the lights of this world, and the world to come.
Yes, the second small coffin is the soldier’s partner. In that moment, and on that dusty road, far from America, two souls went home. They ran and they walked this earth together. And bonded as one, they will run through eternity together…man and dog.
Love, Duty, Honor, Spirit, One. This is all that is real. This is our purpose. This is why you and why I have journeyed to this tiny blue dot, this remote place in a galaxy beyond belief, to this miracle beyond time, this star beyond space.
The Story of a Man and Dog Who Walked this Earth as One, by Steven Monahan.