For your consideration, here is a selection of photos that capture emotional relationships between animals and soldiers.
The Boozefighters MC was founded in 1946 by WWII vet William Forkner and ironically named after, you guessed it, his fondness for a good stiff drink. Comprised mostly of fellow servicemen, they pushed their bikes and themselves to the limit. These guys were a notable presence in the 47' Gypsy Tours in Hollister, California; an event that helped shape biker culture as we know it and was the inspiration for 1953 film, The Wild One.
Founded in 1898, Outdoor Life was originally a magazine of western adventure. Including hunting and fishing tips, fiction and photography; it was the definitive sportsmens publication.