When Sergeant Wes Brown was deployed to Afghanistan along with his German shepherd companion, a bomb detection canine named Isky, he used to joke that sooner or later he would get to go dwelling and take Isky with him.  Little did he know on the time that due to one fateful occasion, these phrases he spoke would come true.

Previous to their deployment, Sergeant Brown met Isky in Germany and the 2 instantly bonded.   Isky was tremendous excited to satisfy his new handler they usually turned a Licensed K9 Staff.  Collectively they went on over 300 missions, in 10 completely different international locations, together with sniffing out rooms prematurely of President Obama, and the eventual life altering deployment to Afghanistan.

Wess Brown

Whereas on a mission in Afghanistan, there was a small explosion which triggered Isky to fall and endure a catastrophic damage to his knee.  He broke his knee in 6 locations and had surgical procedure in Germany to piece it again collectively.  Sadly, that was not the tip of Iksy’s well being challenges. After his surgical procedure, an MRI revealed that Isky had a nerve tumor and his leg needed to be amputated to avoid wasting his life.

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Sergeant Brown instantly started the paperwork to make Isky his personal and take him dwelling.  The 2 retired and have been capable of keep collectively and assist one another in a brand new group.  Isky turned a Hometown Hero for VFW 7728 and official member of the American Legion Submit 247.

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Isky and Sergeant Brown stay collectively and assist one another recuperate from wounds seen and invisible.  Wes can’t think about life with out Isky and after watching the 2 of them collectively, it’s simple to see the shut bond they’ve and perceive why.

Please share their journey with your loved ones and mates in recognition of struggle canine in every single place.