August 11, 2012

Day 6 Cole

Everyone having a good time this week? Big numbers in every class, excellent performances, fun interactions. You may be fatigued now, some aches and pains, a little thready (but not sore beyond sore, swollen joints/muscles, dark urine…that’s rhabdo, a serious condition).

Though the excitement of the last 2 days can fire you up to finish strong. Today CF style class, expect a huge group…remember all abilities, scale, work within your ability…followed by the K9 demo at 1030am!

Tomorrow, Jynx Day Finale…followed by the social.

So let’s get on with it then. Day 6…Faithful…K9 Cole.

Cole’s last moments, as Cpl. Brian Holm’s three-man unit searched for mines along a dangerous road near Delaram, in Helmand province, the black Lab looked over his shoulder at Holm, his handler. Holm later told his wife, Brittany, that he will never forget the look on Cole’s face. It seemed to say, “I won’t let them hurt you.”

Then the explosion hit.

In his final moment before the blast, Cole made eye contact with Holm, and then, knowing his job, went back to work protecting Holm, his unit and all of us back home.

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    Marissa B. August 11, 2012 Reply

    Working today. Wish I can be there to pay tribute to Cole. Everyone go hard and strong!

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