An Army Ranger dog was killed while saving soldiers’ lives in Afghanistan

A multi-purpose canine assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment was killed during a close-quarters battle in southwestern Afghanistan, during which an Army Ranger also died, military officials confirmed Tuesday after a biography of the dog began circulating online.

Maiko, a 7-year-old canine assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, died Nov. 24 while conducting a direct action raid in Nimruz province.