Wounded sergeant fights to keep her dog
Photo by Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post. The Washington Post has a story about a wounded sergeant, nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She was the handler for a military dog trained in explosive detection. The roadside IED blew up the Humvee the were riding. A bipartisan effort by Pennsylvania's congressional representatives John Murtha and John Peterson, plan legislation to change the Air Force's rules to allow her to keep the dog, Rex. The Air Force sees Rex as an asset. She sees Rex as a loyal friend. Considering she nearly gave her life and will be maimed for the rest of her days, the Air Force should allow Rex to stay with her.