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Old 03-04-2011, 08:37 PM
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Hero Soldier and His Canine Partner To Take Final Flight Home

A TEAM in life and death, the body of dog handler Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and the ashes of his devoted springer spaniel Theo are to be flown home to the UK together.

L/Cpl Tasker, 26, was shot dead on Tuesday while the pair were on patrol in Afghanistan. Theo died of a seizure shortly afterwards.

Both had been praised by the Ministry of Defence for making 14 finds of hidden bombs and weapons caches in five months – a record for a dog and handler. The MoD confirmed yesterday: “They will be returned to the UK on the same day in the same plane.”

L/Cpl Tasker, of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, from Kirkcaldy, Fife, and Theo will be flown into RAF Lyneham, Wilts, next week.

Maximum respect to our squaddies and all of the coalition forces.

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Wow. Truly an amazing story. I guess the question is: will dog and owner be buried side by side?

Good one, Steve.

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Wow. Truly an amazing story. I guess the question is: will dog and owner be buried side by side?

Good one, Steve.
I would think it would be the right thing to do but who knows, red tape in the UK is outrageous.

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What a great story, good post babe.

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What a great story, good post babe.
Thanks babes.

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touching
spooky how the dog died so soon

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touching
spooky how the dog died so soon
Makes you think that the bond was that strong the poor pooch just gave up.

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Re: Hero Soldier and His Canine Partner To Take Final Flight Home

Yeah the part that got me was the dog dying right afterward. Wonder would that of happened had his trainer not died like that. I can say first hand, dogs are aware of death and pain of their loved ones and it devastates them.

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There is a post in the vids section where a dogs master dies and the poor thing wont leave his master, thats just really hard to watch.

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There is a post in the vids section where a dogs master dies and the poor thing wont leave his master, thats just really hard to watch.
I saw that. Everyone got pissed because I made a semi-joke about the dog letting him get murdered. None the less heart breaking

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