Despite all of this, our soldiers have time to share their time and compassion for the animals they meet along the way. What they offer in return is comfort and the goodness in the world that they are fighting for…
Israel Defense Soldier serving his country and saves a kitten all in one day. Not too shabby.
Marines during the Battle of Okinawa giving water to a baby goat.
He’s found his safe place…
Luring this little cat out of where he shouldn’t be with a treat.
There are no words…
An unusual pet to have at home, the perfect one for being in the field.
Feeding a little kitty.
U.S. Marine in the South Pacific, 1943, with a baby pig.
So comfy, it’s nap time.
Corporal Michael Deliman returns from France with a rabbit in 1944.
After a long day there’s nothing like a loving lick.
She’s got a great view from up there.
Looks like this guy found a new home.
Nursing a baby kitten too small to eat solids.
American soldier sharing a handshake with a kangaroo in 1942.
Sharing a snack.
A soldier feeding a goat in Vietnam.
This one is coming home.
And finally: Smoky. This Yorkie was found in New Guinea during WWII. She became part of the Military, serving in many invaluable ways to her owner, Corporal William A. Wynne, even saving his life by warning him of incoming shells.
The wars we fight may be different each time, but one thing remains the same: Our soldiers are brave and compassionate people that represent the heart and soul of America.