SOLDIER STORIES: Corporal Cluver in the aftermath

Two weeks ago, Kevin Hanrahan’s blog had a story about Corporal David Cluver and his MWD Archie (pictured above), who saved the lives of the Marines on patrol. This week, Hanrahan has the rest of Lawrence Dabney’s story about Cluver and the Marines.

The kennels at Camp Hanson, the Marine headquarters for Marjeh district, have been named in Archie’s honor.

They currently house four of the thirteen dogs attached to 3/6 Marines and their two extra companies. The other nine reside with their handlers’ units at other bases across the district. Staff Sergeant Ricky Allen supervises the dogs and their handlers, all of whom underwent weeks of specialized training to establish a bond between the Marine and their personal dog.


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