Sergeant Tom Hansen is a man who has served his country in both Afghanistan and Iraq as part of an elite special forces unit. And there was one individual who went to extraordinary lengths to keep that unit safe. It just so happened, though, that that individual walked on four legs.
Because of the nature of the job, Hansen’s missions frequently dropped him into potentially lethal situations. Indeed, he was concussed several times when he was knocked to the ground by nearby explosions.
But there was one member of the team in particular who Hansen credits with keeping him in one piece. “It’s because of her I came back alive. I wouldn’t have asked for anybody else,” Hansen said in a 2016 interview with the Idaho Statesman.