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Guardian of patrols: Afghan dog fights like Marine

From the Trenches, Highlights // December 19th, 2011 // By Jeff Drew, 2nd Marine Division

FORWARD OPERATING BASE PAYNE, HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — He defends Marines and sailors with love and tenacity, protecting them as any Marine would protect a brother-in-arms. He is the epitome of man’s best friend, shielding service members from the enemy while providing companionship and camaraderie. His name is Willy Pete, and he’s a warrior, a protector, a friend. He’s also a dog.

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