U.S. Army Specialist Vance McFarland spent his time in Afghanistan detecting explosive devices with the help of a Czech shepherd named Ikar.
The four-legged soldier was trained as a tactical explosive detection dog and even Army Specialist McFarland admitted that having a dog with him on deployment was “almost like having a little bit of home.”
But when their deployment ended, Army Specialist McFarland and Ikar joyfully got off the plane at Ft. Bragg, had their photo taken, then Ikar was whisked away to be assimilated back into the training program. But poor Ikar was subjected to a much different fate.
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