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War Dog: Comforting the wounded, 1944

There’s a lot of people feeling wounded this week.

19 Jun 1944, France --- A wounded allied soldier awaiting transportation back to England is comforted by this cute little pup, who somehow found his way to the French Beachhead.  Raf transport command planes rush the casualties to England after bringing supplies to the beachhead forces.  This is the original of radio photo previously serviced.  It is a British official photo. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
19 Jun 1944, France --- A wounded allied soldier awaiting transportation back to England is comforted by this cute little pup, who somehow found his way to the French Beachhead. Raf transport command planes rush the casualties to England after bringing supplies to the beachhead forces. This is the original of radio photo previously serviced. It is a British official photo. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
19 Jun 1944, France --- A wounded allied soldier awaiting transportation back to England is comforted by this cute little pup, who somehow found his way to the French Beachhead. Raf transport command planes rush the casualties to England after bringing supplies to the beachhead forces. This is the original of radio photo previously serviced. It is a British official photo. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

 

There’s a lot of people feeling wounded this week.

Photo credit: ♪_Lisa_♪/Flickr

 

There’s a lot of people feeling wounded this week.

Photo credit: ♪_Lisa_♪/Flickr

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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