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NPR – Civilian Life Taught This Military Dog Some New Tricks

As a dog handler in the Marines, it was Jose Armenta’s job to walk ahead of his platoon and search for roadside bombs with his dog, Zenit, a German shepherd trained for explosives detection. In 2011, while searching for IEDs planted by the Taliban in Afghanistan, a bomb they didn’t detect exploded. Armenta narrowly survived, but both his legs had to be amputated above the knee. Zenit was uninjured and redeployed with a new handler.


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