You likely have never heard of Bodza, but you should know about his service, and the service of his fellow four-legged heroes. But, I warn you to have a box of Kleenex close by
On the Military’s roster, the Air Force K9 German Shepherd was simply known as “MPC Diesel N008”. But to Kyle Smith, a Military Patrol dog handler who was stationed in Kyrgyzstan during the country’s cold winter season; his man’s-best-friend had a name, “Bodza”.
The K9 had been sniffing out IEDs in Iraq and Kuwait since 2006. Where as Mr. Smith was a new handler who took on the war-hardened dog in 2012.
“I loved working with him because he taught me patience as a young handler, and how to understand that this job isn’t just about you”.