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Sailors rescue Zeus

A sea dog gets some relief.

Sailors help Zeus, one of two dogs accompanying two mariners who were aided by the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Sailors help Zeus, one of two dogs accompanying two mariners who were aided by the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)
Sailors help Zeus, one of two dogs accompanying two mariners who were aided by the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released)

 

Zeus the dog was on a sailboat whose motor supposedly failed. The USS Ashland came to the rescue.

 

Zeus the dog was on a sailboat whose motor supposedly failed. The USS Ashland came to the rescue.

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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