White House Honors K-9 Serving In al-Baghdadi Raid

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor

Earlier this week, a special four-legged hero named Conan was honored at the White House.

The military K-9 was injured in the October raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria. Fortunately, the commando dog has since made a full recovery.

This is not the first time that this breed of dog was used in a special operation. Back in 2011, a Belgian Malinois named Cairo accompanied Seal Team Six to track down Osama Bin Laden.

As predicted, some Americans are cashing in on Conan’s legacy as the war dog already has multiple Facebook pages, ‘Zero Bark Thirty’ t-shirts, and even held a press conference on SNL.

The commando canine was, in fact, named after the comedian Conan O’Brien. The late night television host recently acknowledged the Conan namesake honor and jokingly remarked that he was still waiting for his White House invitation. All of the fun aside, it is time to give thanks to the Belgian Malinois breed heroes for their remarkable service to our country!

By Darren Smith

Photo Credit: U.S. Government

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