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Always Faithful, Doberman, Military Working Dog, MWD, World War II Memorial, War Dog Cemetery located on Navel Base Guam

061027-N-9662L-048 Santa Rita, Guam (Oct. 27, 2006) - Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Soller, a Military Working Dog (MWD) handler pets the head of his MWD Rico, at the War Dog Cemetery located on Naval Base Guam. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John F. Looney (RELEASED)

 

War Dog Memorial article.

  

Incription from memorial commemorating World War II combat dogs...

 

25 Marine War Dogs gave their lives liberating Guam in 1944. They served as sentries, messengers, scouts. They explored caves, detected mines and booby traps. -SEMPER FIDELIS

  

Kurt, Yonnie, Koko, Bunkie,

Skipper, Poncho, Tubby, Hobo

Ni, Prince, Fritz, Emmy,

Missy, Cappy, Duke, Max,

Blitz, Arno, Silver, Brockie,

Bursch, Pepper, Ludwig, Rickey,

Tam (buried at sea off Asan Point)

 

Given in their memory and on behalf of the surviving men of the 2nd and 3rd marine war dogs platoons, many of whom owe their lives to the bravery and sacrifice of these gallant animals.

    

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