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    You voted, and this week's Top Corps Shot comes from Cpl. Reece Lodder. Lodder shot this photo following a squad patrol to clear houses of insurgent activity as part of Operation Tageer Shamal in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. After five hours, the squad stopped to rest in an abandoned compound. All of the Marines and Afghan soldiers were exhausted, as were the IED detection dogs, so this trio decided to catch a quick nap. Even though he was tired, Lodder grabbed his camera and captured the moment. “I liked that the Redskins blanket was in the photo because it was an unusual slice of reality back home in the midst of a long operation and a drab desert. I think our fans like this photo because it’s an unusual, interesting image that visually, physically and emotionally gets to the core of what the Marines and the dog were feeling at this moment in time. It helps them feel, even if only in a small way, what we felt.”
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    Awesome! Hail!
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    Thanks, Sarge. That is an awesome pic.
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    The dog is a splitting image to one of ours.
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    Why should I get out of bed at 4am just to watch us lose?

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    what..exactly...is the role for the dog?
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    If they are IED dogs, they would sniff out explosives. Correct?
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    May just be a stray. We adopted plenty of them out in the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boone View Post
    May just be a stray. We adopted plenty of them out in the field.

    And I bet they were loyal. Did they ever create a good 1st defense for you, you know...watch dogs? Or were they just scroungy little mutts who were good companions?
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    We just had a lot of them over the years that would show up in the field and follow us around for days/weeks at a time. Can't remember ever 'putting one to work'
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    Quote Originally Posted by fansince62 View Post
    what..exactly...is the role for the dog?
    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnedAussie View Post
    If they are IED dogs, they would sniff out explosives. Correct?
    Quote Originally Posted by Boone View Post
    May just be a stray. We adopted plenty of them out in the field.
    The caption says 'IED detection dogs', so I'm sure its similar to the bomb-sniffing dogs the cops have at the airport.
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