Dog Lays Down Life For US Soldier

Life With Dogs is reader-supported. We may earn a small commission through products purchased using links on this page.

21-year-old dog handler Lance Corporal Mason Neff of Sylva, NC is recovering in a German hospital from injuries sustained in a bomb blast while patrolling a hot spot with his dog in Afghanistan.

Neff and his dog Bingo were in an area known reputed to have a high concentration of improvised explosive devices when Bingo began acting agitated. Neff’s fellow Marines said it appeared that the dog was trying to prevent his handler from approaching when the device detonated, killing Bingo and critically injuring the soldier, who is expected to be flown to the US for the remainder of his recovery.

Mason’s family says the dog saved his life.

Life With Dogs post end paw print

11 thoughts on “Dog Lays Down Life For US Soldier”

  1. I can’t take anymore of these stories, they’re killing me! I just look at the picture of Bingo and Mason and I want to cry. I’m glad Mason is ok but I am incredibly sad about Bingo.

    Reply
  2. How incredible. Dogs truly are mans best friend. Rest in Peace Bingo, and I wish you a speedy recovery Mason!

    Reply
  3. Oh no! Why did Mason ignore Bingo’s agitation? He should have known something was up. Glad Mason is ok. RIP Bingo.

    Reply
  4. Oh dear another brave K-9 Soldier giving his life…..AAAARRRRROOOOOOO Brave Bingo. I will be honored to see you over the Rainbow Bridge when the time comes…..

    Reply

Leave a Comment