But then I heard about Conan, the "Wonder Dog," a military dog trained to find the target. She is a beautiful dog and I love dogs and Conan's heroics touched my heart. During the raid to find and capture or kill Al Baghdadi, the terrorist leader fled his compound in panic to a series of tunnels. Conan picked up the trail with the special operations personnel right behind Al Baghdadi. The leader of ISIS made the mistake of running down a dead end route and Conan was closing in fast. Rather than submit to capture, Baghdadi is said to have cried like a whimpering child as he, with three of his own children in tow, set off his ammunition-charged vest, killing himself and those three poor children and injuring Conan. Thankfully, our beautiful four-legged hero wasn't seriously injured, but she would have died for the cause if that was necessary for that is how these four-legged soldiers are trained. Accordingly, she deserves the accolades for heroism as one of the best combat soldiers we have in our armed services. Loyal, proud and doing what they are asked to do no matter what, that is the life of a military dog.
As President Trump explained to the nation what had taken place, I was very pleased when he specifically cited this wonderful hero in his comments. And now the world knows how brave she was and she is a great representative for all of her fellow canine warriors who do so much for the cause of freedom. So, I hope all Americans will salute all of these dogs, some of the greatest unsung heroes we have in our armed forces. They deserve their day in the sunshine and the spotlight for all that they do. We are so blessed that they are out there working to maintain freedom every day, rain or shine, come what may. What's more, one more evil and extreme terrorist is no more due to no small credit for Conan the "Wonder Dog."