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Soldiers & dogs: New names needed?

Every pet dog I have met owned by a U.S. Army officer has been named “Ranger,” “Scout,” or “Bandit.” Mainly black labs.

402646 03: Blackie, a black Lab, plays in a park as flood waters rise March 20, 2002 near the South Licking River in Falmouth, KY. Weather forecasters report that by 7AM on Thursday the river will crest at seven feet above flood stage. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)
402646 03: Blackie, a black Lab, plays in a park as flood waters rise March 20, 2002 near the South Licking River in Falmouth, KY. Weather forecasters report that by 7AM on Thursday the river will crest at seven feet above flood stage. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)
402646 03: Blackie, a black Lab, plays in a park as flood waters rise March 20, 2002 near the South Licking River in Falmouth, KY. Weather forecasters report that by 7AM on Thursday the river will crest at seven feet above flood stage. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

 

Every pet dog I have met owned by a U.S. Army officer has been named “Ranger,” “Scout,” or “Bandit.” Mainly black labs.

Time for some new names?

 

Every pet dog I have met owned by a U.S. Army officer has been named “Ranger,” “Scout,” or “Bandit.” Mainly black labs.

Time for some new names?

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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