Double-Amputee Soldier Skydives with His War Dog

I was ready to face the possibility that the war dog well ran dry—no further awesomeness of fur and daring could be extracted. I was wrong. This prosthetic-legged warrior jumped out of a plane, war dog in tow.

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The soldier in question wrote in to DefenseTech with his small story:

"I am still rocking! For those who haven't heard, I was blown up, with my MWD, Axe, Feb 17th of this year. I lost both of my feet, and was back to work in July. …"

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And out the plane he goes, combat-vested canine strapped to his chest. The next step will be a war dog singlehandedly saving the Large Hadron Collider from self-destruction. [DefenseTech]

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Cool video, I want a war dog. That being said...

The other day there was a video of a Bulldog on a zipline. Which stirred up a bunch of animal "lovers" complaining about how cruel it was. I see nothing but positive comments on this video, yet it would be easy to argue that sending a dog down a zipline is nowhere near as "cruel" as throwing one out of an airplane.

Funny how you mix in a war veteran and peoples opinions quickly change.