Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.
John Adams, director of strategic operations for Operation Gratitude, stopped by KCAL9 Sunday to discuss the program which aids wounded warriors and their families.
A 13-year-old boy will donate $13,000 in bar mitzvah gifts and matching funds to a UCLA program that helps wounded service members.