US Marine and His Dog Honored as Fallen Soldiers

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Lance Cpl. William “Billy” H. Crouse IV was on patrol with his dog, Cane, in Afghanistan last December when an improvised explosive device exploded, killing both of them.

Lat week, LCpl Crouse and his bomb sniffing dog, Caine, were honored during the annual South Carolina Fallen Soldiers Ceremony in Columbia, SC when Senator Jake Knotts (R-Lexington) presented Crouse’s family with a plaque honoring Cane’s service. The 23-year-old was one among 15 from across the state who were honored in the ceremony.

“They were like two peas in a pod,” said Nancy Siders, Crouse’s mother. “Cane lovingly looked after Bill. There was an enormous bond between them. Together they served. Together they died. Together they live in Heaven.”

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  1. Rest in peace Bill and Cane…. your efforts are appreciated you death was not in vain. Together forever in heaven, never to feel pain and sadness ever again. God bless you both.

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  2. Together they were victims of an evil bunch of people who lied us into Afghanistan and Iraq. They are victims of evil people who are continuing the crime started by the Buch/Cheney crime family. This wonderful dog and this potentially rich and wonderful human life were snuffed out on the altar of war profiteers and murderers. If there were justice, a number of people would be facing trial for the murder of this man and his dog. That is that unpleasant truth. Trying to make it other than what it was, murder by decree, is a lie.

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    • I dont want to continue a debate about this…but if one Administration is to blame for “getting us into Iraq” the other Administration is to blame for continuing it and not getting us out, and putting us in other countries. Stop blaming only one side, people. Thank you for your service.

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    • BULL HOCKEY , “Leland” – I don’t like war either – but I don’t sit at home complaining about the government and the “crime families” RIDICULOUS. How many tours of duty have you done in Afghanistan or Iraq? Just remember that the men and women in our military are out there giving their lives so that people CAN say vicious things about the government, burn the flag, and more. Try that in another country and see what happens –

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  3. God Bless them both! We thanks them for their service – and blessings to Bill’s family! I will have a grandson there in a few months – my heart goes out to you.

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  4. God Bless them – I also thank them for their service and, as he Gold Star sister, I know the sacrifice the family gave. May they rest in peace, together.

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