Military March 03, 2019

By Jacques Kelly: Oldest Naval Academy Graduate Dies at 104

Veterans History Project: Edgar Keats Collection
By Andrew Dyer: Contractor’s Death on USS Roosevelt Prompts Questions, Investigation
Gerald Laner, an electrician, was working on an aircraft elevator aboard the Theodore Roosevelt when he collapsed. Military personnel quickly responded and tried to revive him, but Laner died.

He was 80 years old.

By Patricia Kime: Purple Heart Recipients to Get Claims Priority Starting April 1
Task & Purpose: Army Secretary calls military housing problems ‘unconscionable’; Misunderstanding Trump’s ‘failed’ summit with Kim Jong-un; Marine vet turned police officer gets probation after shooting his son for drinking his vodka and more ->

Combing special operations and working K9’s is the marrying of two things I’m most passionate about. In this episode I sit down with Benito Olsen, former K9 handler attached to SEAL team 6 for numerous combat deployments and remarkably harrowing stories of missions he’s conducted with dogs overseas. From being blown up with his K9, to his K9 having a terrorist by the throat, these stories are gripping, raw, and incredible. The emotions brought during this episode managed to overcome us both and I’m very honored to bring this showcasing of how important the dogs are to our special operations troops.