Sunday, 11 December 2011
Double-Amputee Soldier Skydives With Dog
Jumping out of a plane is certainly a memorable activity. Going skydiving with your dog is even more impressive. But one brave U.S. solider trumps both of those feats.
The unidentified soldier in the video, who brought his military working dog Axe along for the ride, is also a double-amputee who lost his feet in combat.
Gizmodo reports the man told DefenseTech, "I am still rocking! For those who haven't heard, I was blown up, with my [military working dog], Axe, Feb 17th of this year. I lost both of my feet, and was back to work in July."
Axe isn't the only dog that goes skydiving. This summer, a pug from California named Otis completed his 64th tandem jump with his owner.
In even weirder skydiving news, a couple in California raised eyebrows for performing a midair sex stunt while skydiving.
Click here for pictures of other heroic military working dogs. Sadly, about five percent of the U.S. military's workings dogs "are developing some form of canine PTSD."