Sunday, May 15, 2011

Navy Seal War Dog Hero Top Secret - Dog That Was Part of bin Laden Raid

Photo: Navy SEAL, Mike Forsythe, and his dog, Cara, recently broke the world record for "highest man/dog parachute deployment" by jumping from 30,100 feet. Both wear oxygen masks. (PHOTO: Rebecca Frankel)
 
Like the fictional 007, the mysterious agent came in the dead of night, helped take out the world’s most notorious terrorist, and then melted back into the shadows alongside 79 two-footed comrades in arms.

In keeping with the rest of the SEAL Team Six that killed Osama bin Laden, the dog who reportedly accompanied the Seals on the mission remains shrouded in mystery, and surrounded by speculation.

Though 79 men snuck into Abbottabad, Pakistan, only two dozen of those soldiers slid down the ropes. According to The New York Times, a military working dog () was one of them, strapped onto an assault team member as he was lowered out of a Black Hawk helicopter.

The military is staying tight-lipped about the maverick dog’s identity, refusing to reveal even breed or gender. If the dog is a female, that would make her the one and only of the ‘fairer sex’ in the SEAL Team Six since the Navy SEALs is a men-only force.

The public will probably never know the identity of the four-legged commando, but educated assumptions can be made about the dog’s skills and role in the mission.
http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/05/05/german-shepherd-belgian-malinois-bin-laden-hero-dog-is-top-secret/38799/

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