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Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and his Dog, Theo to Be Flown Home Together

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and his Dog, Theo to Be Flown Home Together

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and Theo

"Master, go on, and I will follow thee,
To the last gasp, with truth and loyalty."
~As You Like It, William Shakespeare

There are some bonds that can never be broken.

This week Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, an Arms and Explosives Search dog handler of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, and his partner Theo, a beautiful trained sniffer dog went our searching for explosive devices in the Helmand province in Afghanistan. Liam, only 26, and Theo were a highly praised team and perhaps that is why they may have been targeted by the Taliban forces.

While searching for explosive devices to save others, L/Cpl Liam Tasker was tragically gunned down and killed. Theo was spared, but just a few days later Theo, only 22 months old, had a seizure and died. He died perhaps of the greatest pain of all, a broken heart.

The Daily Mail published a poignant picture of Liam and Theo, his Springer Spaniel which captures the bond of love and duty that they shared. They not only protected others but each other as well. They were true heroes of chivalry.

L/Cpl Tasker was the 358th serviceman killed in the conflict while his dog Theo was the sixth British military hound to die in action in Iraq and Afghanistan

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker’s body will be flown home to Britain. The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that Theo’s ashes would be flown back in the same aircraft as L/Cpl Tasker’s coffin. It is beautiful they were both so honoured.

Apparently Liam had been worried about being separated from his dog. But they will not have to worry about being separated anymore. Their hearts were joined in the deepest love of all.

This night we bow our heads and remember two heroes that understood true chivalry.

With the deepest gratitude to Liam and Theo,

Lady Sharon
Scribe of Camelot

UPDATE: The Canine Honour Guard: Mourners welcome home bodies of Army handler and faithful Theo who died of a broken heart

Source: The Daily Mail

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3 Responses to “Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and his Dog, Theo to Be Flown Home Together”

  1. Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and his Dog, Theo to Be Flown Home ……

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  2. Rod Castello says:

    Lady Sharon,
    Beautiful website you have. When I have more time, I am going to explore it. This story makes me sad, but hopefully they are playing in the fields of Heaven.

  3. Lady Sharon says:

    Wilcume Rod,

    What a beautiful portrait you paint. Such tender hertes deserve such tender scenes. Many were touched by their story. I thank thee for thy kind words. It would be an honor to have thee be part of Camelot.

    May you always have a full moon on a dark nyght.

    Lady Sharon