Check out the below and read first hand how the SEALs incorporated their K9 warriors into defeating the enemy, then how they became apart of the family.
Time for a C-Gar!
Roughly three months ago, the National
Rifle Association released a trailer for an upcoming short film called
“Frog Dog.” Presented by Brownells Patriot Profiles and sponsored by
Smith & Wesson, the video follows the incredible life of former Navy
SEAL Trevor Marshek and his dog, who have stood together in combat and
The video’s description on the NRA website reads:
Some SEALs carry ladders,
comm gear, breaching tools, explosives and other various kit items
specific to the specialty they bring to the fight. Whether Trevor
Marshek was rappelling off a cliff, parachuting off the back of a plane,
or scaling a wall, his special piece of kit came in the form of a
110-lb. dog with 2″ canines. Many warriors go their separate ways after
war, but Trevor brought his buddy home with him.
The fascinating video begins with an
account of how a trouble-making surfer/bartender found himself with an
irrepressible urge to serve the country after 9/11. While his brother
joined the Air Force, Marshek became a Navy SEAL.
He ended up with his dog, Chopper, by
chance. Marshek was told that a dog program was being started and was
basically instructed, he said, to “Go get some dogs and introduce it to
the SEAL teams.”
For himself, Marshek chose the “scariest” dog he’d ever seen.
What happened next not only changed (and many times, saved) Marshek’s life, but the lives of some of his teammates, as well.