“Welcome to America!” said Liz Sue Cooney, to Target, the war hero brought from war-torn Afghanistan to his new home in Arizona. Little did anyone know, that Target was being welcomed to an America where a terrorist beats a murder conviction in New York in the same time frame that this war hero that foiled the suicide bomb attack of another terrorist, would be put down, killed, by error.
Unfortunately, it is reported that Target, a celebrated war hero of Afghanistan, wandered untagged from the back yard of Sergeant Terry Young’s home and was erroneously euthanized before Young could claim her at the pound.
Justice: Thus, it is in an America, where civilian terrorist trials are a perversion of justice and a hero is put down by mistake, which could certainly make most war heroes feel undervalued. The gorgeous mixed-shepherd Target survived explosions in Afghanistan, saved the lives of American soldiers by thwarting the aim of a suicide bomber and was featured on Oprah – all of that – to die by error in America.
Following is the partial transcript from a video about the life and adventures of Target, as told by Liz Sue Cooney :
Well, tonight’s hero saved lives in Afghanistan, but she didn’t carry a gun or expect a medal. No, all this hero wants is a pat on the head.
Seargeant Terry Young, back from Afghanistan, remembering a hero with a big heart, and four legs and a tail.This lovable stray, along with two other mutts, Sacha and Rufus, stopped a suicide bomber last February.
The bomber wanted inside the crowded lounge area of the barracks. When he did set off the bomb, five soldiers were injured. Another got up from his chair when he heard the dogs attacking.
Despite critical injuries, they all survived. So did Rufus and a pregnant Target, but Sacha didn’t make it.
That was then, this is now. A Facebook campaign raised enough money to rescue these Afghan mutts and tonight, guess who’s on American soil?
Welcome to your new family. Target a little unsure but unafraid. Terry says she is always this sweet and calm. Maybe, she’s proud of the expert infantry badge on her collar. No more violence for Target. She’s been honorably discharged.
And Target is the quite the celebrity. She is getting the Pet Hero of the Year at Animal Care and Control Sanctity in a few weeks and she’s going to be on Oprah.