LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Not long after a Belgian Malinois named Cora went off to war, she earned a reputation for sniffing out the buried bombs that were the enemy's weapon of choice to kill or maim U.S. troops.
Cora could roam a hundred yards or more off her leash, detect an explosive
and then lie down gently to signal danger. All she asked in return was a kind
word or a biscuit, maybe a play session with a chew toy once the squad made it
back to base.
"Cora always thought everything was a big game," said Air Force Tech. Sgt.
Garry Laub, who trained Cora before she deployed. "She knew her job. She was a
very squared-away dog."
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