Good luck
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Soldier’s best friend

Good luck
Sgt. Joshua T. Rose wishes his dog, Iron, good luck before they head out on patrol. (Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times)
Tug-of-war
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake T. Soller plays tug-of-war with his bomb-sniffing dog, Pluto, after a day of training. (Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times)
Digging help
Iron and his handler, Army Sgt. Joshua T. Rose (to Iron’s right) watch as explosives experts unearth a bomb detected by Iron, one of the military dogs deployed in Iraq. (Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times)
Best friend
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake T. Soller prepares to go on patrol with his bomb-sniffing dog, Pluto, southeast of Baghdad. (Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times)
Leading the way
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake T. Soller follows his explosives-sniffing dog, Pluto, in a home being searched for bombs southeast of Baghdad. (Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times)
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