Friday, May 6, 2011

On the team that got bin Laden: a dog

This week’s news of Osama bin Laden’s death and the daring Navy SEAL raid that led to it eventually focused on one unique member of the team that invaded bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan: a dog. And not just any dog, but one specially trained to work with (and for) his partner-SEAL and the mission at hand.

We’ll probably never learn many specifics on the dog – gender, breed, age, name, etc., but he or she may eventually receive a medal for valor. The best news about the dog in the raid is that s/he lived through it.

The next post will talk about this dog and other animals who serve humans. For now, here’s the link to a story about the SEAL dog.

1 comment:

Adam Walsh said...

Hi Pat,

I work for a radio news station in St. John's Newfoundland and I was wondering if you have any information on Newfoundland dogs being used by SEAL teams. If so, would you be able to email us at or I would love to do an interview.


Adam Walsh