Army Dog Saves Lives
First reported by Taskandpurpose.com
- You might need some extra tissues for this story – an Army Ranger dog named Maiko was killed while saving the lives of his fellow soldiers.
- Maiko was leading a group of soldiers into a compound when an Al-Qaida militant opened fire. That revealed the militants’ location, which allowed the Rangers to take it out without further loss of life.
- A biography of the 7-year-old dog says Maiko’s actions “directly saved the life of his handler” as well as “other Rangers involved during the clearance”.
- The biography concludes by saying “MPC Maiko will forever be remembered by his character and the teammate he truly was.”
- Did you ever have a dog who was as loyal as Maiko?
- Should Maiko be eligible for the Medal of Honor?
Last week, a military working dog was killed in a fierce fire fight in Afghanistan, and his actions saved the lives of several US soldiers in his final moments.
Maiko, a multi-purpose canine (MPC) assigned to the 2nd Battalion of the Army 75th Ranger Regiment, was killed during a raid on Al Qaeda activists in the Province of Nimruz. Sgt. Leandro Jasso, assigned to the same unit, was also killed during the raid.
“Maiko was killed in action while leading Rangers into a breach of a targeted compound” on Nov. 24, an unofficial biography leaked online reads. “Maiko’s presence and actions inside the building directly caused the enemy to engage him, giving away his position and resulting in the assault force eliminating the threat without injury or loss of life.”
SAD.! An Army Dog “Maiko” Died Saving US Soldiers in a fierce fight in Afghanistan
Army Ranger Dog who Died in Afghanistan Saved Soldiers’ Lives https://t.co/voc39SGvK3
— Military.com (@Militarydotcom) December 4, 2018
— ArmyTimes (@ArmyTimes) December 6, 2018
— Janine Stange (@THEANTHEMGIRL) December 6, 2018
— The_News_DIVA? (@The_News_DIVA) December 5, 2018