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Canine veterans honored in new 'War Dogs' book




Marine Cpl. Jonathan Eckert of Oak Lawn, Illinois, attached to India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment sits with his improvised explosive device (IED) sniffing dog Bee as he tries to cope with the death of a fellow Marine while waiting for a MEDEVAC helicopter to pick up the Marine's remains during a patrol near Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge on October 17, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan.
Marine Cpl. Jonathan Eckert of Oak Lawn, Illinois, attached to India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment sits with his improvised explosive device (IED) sniffing dog Bee as he tries to cope with the death of a fellow Marine while waiting for a MEDEVAC helicopter to pick up the Marine's remains during a patrol near Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge on October 17, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan.
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As Take Two rounds up its week long series on veterans, there's one group of service members that has not been talked about - canines on the battlefield.

Rebecca Frankel has written a whole book on these four-legged soldiers called "War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love." She's also a Senior Editor at Foreign Policy Magazine and she joins Technical Sargent Justin Kitts, who speaks with A Martinez about his own experience with his Military Working Dog - Dyngo - while stationed in Afghanistan.

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