A medic who served in Afghanistan rescued a bomb-sniffing dog who saved her life. 

Angie McDonnell served in Afghanistan's Helmand province as a medic and became friends with the Belgian Malinois named Vidar. The two would run together or play between their regular duties.

After learning that Vidar faced the possibility of being put down because he had failing eyesight and had developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Angie decided to adopt him.

While the pair was serving in Afghanistan, Vidar sniffed out a massive stockpile of guns and grenades near the camp where she and Vidar were stationed. Angie believed the hidden weapons would have been used against her and her fellow soldiers if Vidar had not located them.

"He saved my life so it's only fair I did what I could to save his. Vidar had been such a hero in Afghanistan," she said.

She knew he was a "one-in-a-million" dog and would have done anything to make sure he had a loving home. So after learning that Vidar was stationed in Germany, she applied to adopt him and now Vidar is living comfortably with Angie's family in South Wales.

"He’s just the perfect dog and I’m so happy I can repay him for saving my life while we served together."

Responses to "Army medic rescues bomb-sniffing dog who saved her life (Photos)"

  1. After serving he absolutely DOESNT deserve to be put down due to ptsd and failing eye sight. He deserves respect and a loving home.

  2. Steadfast Tin Soldier says:

    There's a program where you can adopt retired service dogs. I just read about it in Guidepost magazine.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful story! It's wonderful that they can be there for each other! It's nice to see that Vidar will live the rest of his life in a loving home! May God bless both of you!

  4. Anonymous says:

    So happy for both of you.

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