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This Reunion Between a Wounded Soldier and His Military Dog Will Warm Your Heart

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With so much negativity going on in America right now, what with all of the racial and political division running rampant, it’s nice every once in awhile to catch a break from the madness and allow ourselves to be reminded that good things are still happening in the world.

Like the story of Army Spc. Alec Alcoser and his working dog, Alex. The two were separated six weeks ago after being involved in a terrorist attack. This is about their reunion, and it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Six weeks ago, Army Spc. Alec Alcoser and his working dog, Alex, turned the corner of a narrow street outside Bagram Airfield just after dawn and saw a young Afghan coming toward them.

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The San Antonio Express-News reports two Afghan and three Czech soldiers moved between Alcoser and the civilian to conduct a search while he called the dog back and bent down to get a cigarette.

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Suddenly, they were enveloped by a bright flash. Alex yelped. Alcoser went down. The dusty, smoky air turned yellow and orange and a firefight broke out. The dog stayed at his side.

“I would yell at him and his ears would twitch, but he wouldn’t look at me,” said Alcoser, 22, of San Antonio. “I think he was in a state of shock. He didn’t growl, he didn’t bark, he didn’t cry. He stayed right there.”

On Friday, they were together once more, this time at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System’s Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center. It was an emotional reunion, with the Harlandale High School graduate wiping tears from his eyes at one point and Alex licking his face.

It was the first time they had seen each other since both were in Washington, D.C., where each received the Purple Heart. And if all goes well in rehab over the next few months, they’ll be together for good, buddies until the end.

They were close in Afghanistan, where Alcoser was 6½ months into a nine-month deployment when they got hurt. They were together pretty much everywhere Alcoser went, except the dining hall. On his days off, they slept in the same bed together, rising late and enjoying the leisure time.

The Aug. 5 suicide bomber’s blast left Alcoser with shrapnel wounds and broken bones. He also had a mild traumatic brain injury, but his physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Blessen Eapen, said Alcoser escaped the explosion without any loss in cognitive ability.

Alex lost his left rear leg near his hip. Both are learning to get around again. Snapshots show Alex reluctantly settling in an underwater treadmill at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

How awesome of a story is that? Dogs are such amazing animals, made by the hand of God to be our companions, sticking by our side, loyal to the end.

Remember to thank a veteran for the service they’ve offered up to our nation whenever you see one. It’s a hard job that requires a whole lot of sacrifice and difficult toil.

Source: Army Times

 

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Trump Reportedly Fired Ukraine Ambassador After Learning She Meddled In Biden Investigation

If so, she could be in some trouble…

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When the United States ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly fired in recent days, eyebrows were raised. Why would President Trump do such a thing at a time when tensions with the Eastern European nation are slightly heightened, due to a phone call POTUS had with the leader of the country? Oh, that Trump. Always doing something to cover up a scandal! Or so Democrats thought. Apparently, the ambassador was doing some shady stuff and team Trump said, not so fast – please kindly see yourself out of the building. Here are all the details known, thus far… From The Blaze: On Friday’s radio program, award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon joined Glenn Beck to detail how Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, obstructed investigations into potential corruption and interference by Democratic and Ukrainian officials in the 2016 U.S. election. The Trump administration recalled Yovanovitch from her post in May. The whistleblower complaint at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump alleged that Yovanovitch was recalled because of claims made by former Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko. Continued: A White House memo of the July 25 phone call referenced in the whistleblower complaint, documents President Trump speaking to Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky about Yovanovitch. “The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news, so I just want to let you know that,” he said. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR4469gbN3o WATCH: To open a very serious hearing, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivers a completely made-up account of President Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian President. Very normal and professional. https://twitter.com/BlazeTV/status/1177218754557751296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1177218754557751296&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fwatch-democrat-adam-schiff-makes-up-quotes-from-trumps-ukraine-call Reactions: If the conversation were as damning as Schiff et al would like, he would have simply read directly from it, instead of making up dialogue. Probably…

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Siblings Upset That Brother Was Shot Dead By Store Clerk While Attempting Armed Robbery (Watch)

This might just be the video of the year…

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People deal with grief in different ways. Is there a right and wrong way to grieve? Yes, apparently. There is. For example, if your brother points a gun at a store clerk and demands all the cash in the safe, you can’t be all that mad when he is shot dead. In fact, it should be expected. You’d think, right? Not for these two ignoramuses, though. They think the clerk was in the wrong for defending himself. Yeah, for real. This might just be the video of the year. No hyperbole. It’s that jaw-dropping. It goes to show how ridiculous some people truly are. ENJOY: Dayton, Ohio family outraged their sibling was shot dead by a store clerk while attempting an armed robbery https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1183153740972359680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1183153740972359680&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F What’s that, Forrest? You have something to say? Okay then… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt9q-WChfeM America is quickly going the way of Europe when it comes to nonsensical gun policies. Take this convenience store worker, for example. He was fired for defending his own life! From Fox News: Oregon authorities are seeking a would-be thief who was armed with a hatchet when he tried to rob a convenience store, only to flee when the clerk drew a gun and called 911. However, the clerk’s quick thinking cost him his job, with the president of Plaid Pantry in Oak Grove explaining to local station KOIN-TV that the chain has a zero-tolerance policy for weapons. He said employees are trained to de-escalate robbery situations to avoid injury, according to the station. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released surveillance video of the incident which took place April 28 at the store, seeking tips in identifying the suspect who fled empty-handed and without the 12-inch hatchet. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xki6ptcUg5c HOW RIDICULOUS!

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