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War Dogs

I hope everyone’s had a good Memorial Day.  I always hesitate to wish people a “happy” Memorial Day because it’s really a sad occasion, remembering those who died for our country.

 

dog-oifOn this day I thought it might be nice to pay tribute to some of the dogs that have also fought for the United States.  Dogs have been used by the U.S. military since WWI.  They were used in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

According to the United States War Dogs Association:

 

It has been estimated that these courageous canine heroes saved over 10,000 lives during the conflict in Vietnam.

 

Today all branches of our Armed Forces are utilizing Military Patrol Dogs specializing in Drug and Bomb/Explosive detection. There are approximately 600-700 of these canines in the Middle East in such places as Kuwait, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. They are being used to patrol Air Bases, Military Compounds, Ammunition Depots and Military Check Points. They are guarding and protecting our Military Personnel as they were trained to do, with Courage, Loyalty and Honor.

 

wardog-viet-1ID-69These dogs have given their lives, just as other military personnel have done in these conflicts.  I think we should remember them today and thank them.

 

You can read more about military dogs at the U.S. War Dogs site and at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Foundation site, which began the U.S. Army’s first war dog training in WWII.

 

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May 25, 2009 - Posted by | dogs, Pets | , , , ,

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