Best friends till the end
Yeager, an improvised explosive device detection dog, lies in front of a battlefield cross honoring Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe, a dog handler and mortarman who served with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines. Tarwoe, who became Yeager's handler in July 2011, was killed in action in Afghanistan's Helmand province on April 12. With Yeager was Staff Sgt. Derick Clark, a kennel supervisor with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Dale Reeves, a kennel officer in charge with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines.
Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez