Dogs are often noted as heroes in the news, but in this case, army dog handler Sgt. Aaron Yoder took a bullet for his black lab, Bart, during a gun fight in Southern Afghanistan earlier this month.
The Taliban has begun to target these soldier dogs because of their amazing bomb-sniffing skills in an attempt to neutralize the effectiveness of IED detection teams. Soldiers have been known to wrap their Kevlar-covered bodies around the dogs to protect these valuable team members.
When the two finally meet, the reunion is so touching! WATCH: