There’s a lot to his deployment in Afghanistan that Sgt. Tim Johannsen can’t discuss.
When he speaks to his stateside wife topics like where he’s stationed, his missions, and what the 23-year-old Army tanker is doing in a mountainous region where tanks can’t even travel are all taboo.
But security doesn’t prevent Johannsen from talking about is his adopted dog – a loyal mutt named Leonidas, who whines outside his bunk while he’s on mission and shelters with him as mortars fall.
The dog brings a touch of normalcy to an otherwise straining environment, Johannsen said in a phone interview from Afghanistan.Story continues here: triblocal.com
Man’s best friend, even while deployed in Afghanistan