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Decorated War Veterans Visit Capitol Hill, Sit, Stay

Warrior dogs get a warrior's welcome.

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…Warrior Dogs.

Benny Johnson

A Warrior Dog is a K-9 that has served in the U.S. military in wartime. Often these dogs were deployed along with men in uniform to combat zones. They have a diverse range of skills including patrolling, reconnaissance, and IED detection. Warrior dogs were instrumental in the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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Now, there is a huge push to reunite these dogs with their former military handlers so they can retire in peace.

War hero Thor takes a nap. He is with his Marine. They were together in Afghanistan. Now, together in retirement.

Natalie DiBlasio@ndiblasio

War hero Thor takes a nap. He is with his Marine. They were together in Afghanistan. Now, together in retirement.

2:55 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Bos told BuzzFeed that Cila saved his life a "countless number of times" and protected his unit "every hour of every day."

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"I was depressed and could not sleep. My PTSD was so bad," Habig said, "Once Bagio returned, he saved me. He saved my life."

Habig is currently trying to get a bill sponsored that would allow Warrior Dogs to be buried in National Cemeteries.

Contact Benny Johnson at benny.johnson+DONE@buzzfeed.com.

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