The Best Thing in Texas: A Purple Heart Recipient and the Dog Who Served Alongside Him Were Reunited in San Antonio

Army Spec. Alec Alcoser pins the Purple Heart on a bomb-sniffer dog named AlexWHAT: A reunion that will warm even the coldest of hearts. WHO: Army Specialist Alec Alcoser and Alex, the working dog who served alongside him. WHY IT’S SO GREAT: Alec Alcoser, 22, and Alex, eight-and-a-half months, were tight during their time serving in Afghanistan, according to a profile in the San Antonio Express-News. Alcoser was the bomb-sniffing dog’s handler, and, by all accounts, best bud. The two slept in the same bed, played together on Alcoser’s days off, and started each mission with a dog treat for Alex and ice cream for Alcoser. (“It was kind of [a] thing to eat a sweet because you never know if that’s going to be your last when you go out,” Alcoser told the paper.) Alcoser was one of the roughly…View Original Post

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