What is more gratifying than to die for your country? Well, this statement does not only apply to humans, but a dog named Maiko died fighting for his nation too. Last November 2018, Maiko bid goodbye to the 75th Ranger Regiment’s 2nd Battalion after having encountered an attack on their raid.
Military dogs act as the forefront when an army tries to get into the enemy’s den. They serve to detect possible dangers in the surroundings such as bombs, and snipers to protect their handlers and troops. Maiko prepared for this, and he trained hard for the officers to give him this big post and responsibility.
How was he able to prevent a significant loss in his army’s side?
Military Maiko died at seven years old.The unfortunate event happened in one raid to Nimruz Province of Al-Qaida militants. While they are moving forward to the enemies, the opposing party fired an attack that killed Maiko; however, his death was not put into vain as the act exposed the position of the other.
This might be a sad ending, but it meant a second life to his co-rangers. He in total joined six tours in Afghanistan as well as 50 ranger-led raids. His contribution was vital to many of their feat.
On the post for Maiko, they revealed he was a perennial soldier. He was consistent until the end, a leader, a good protector, and he never let anyone down in a mission.
This puts a hole in his team of rangers, but they sure will continue the fight that he started. Right now Maiko’s story continues to shake the lives of others. A biography of him with unknown source went out in public of which officers still trying to investigate. Nevertheless, they shared it was accurate.
Let’s take a moment now and give a salute to all hero military dogs out there who unceasingly risk their lives!
Thanks to our friends at Morgan in J1 for the original post on Twitter