Dogs of war
Credit: Dept. of Defense
Brady Rusk, 12, gets somber kiss from Eli ,the bomb-sniffing Labrador retriever was assigned to Brady's older brother, Marine Pfc. Colton Rusk. Private Rusk was killed in action in Afghanistan by Taliban sniper fire Dec. 5. The Department of Defense granted the Rusk's permission to adopt Eli and allow him to join their family.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)