Wednesday, January 6, 2010
For as long as man and dog has worked collaboratively, dogs have been used in war. From armored combatants to military base mascots, they've been by the soldiers' sides. Some notes from around the web:
In 1942 "Dogs for Defense" began a modern military dog-training program that would supply the demand for man 's Best Friend" for combat units and security in the European and Pacific theaters of WWII.
Dogs have saved countless numbers of lives. In Vietnam, War Dogs are attributed with preventing over 10,000 casualties. In the past 60 years over 30,000 canines have loyalty served this country saving untold of Americans in battle.
Many of these dogs would have received gallantry awards - if awards had been issued to dogs - because they did their job and did it well. The only reward they needed for their bravery and loyalty to man was nothing more than food, water and the praise of their handler. - via
Check out this short article on Ringo, a bomb sniffing dog with the Marines in Afghanistan HERE.