Doggityday addendum – Today is National K9 Veterans Day!

It was on March 13, 1942, that the Army began training for its new War Dog Program, also known as the “K-9 Corps,” according to American Humane, marking the first time that dogs were officially a part of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The rest, as they say, is history. Officially a part of the service of not, the dogs of war span centuries and include such heroes as Sgt. Stubby, the original war dog, Chips, the most decorated dog in World War II and Lex, who retired with his fallen owners family and Cairo, the Navy SEAL working dog on the bin Laden raid.

Today’s military dogs are valued as important members of their military units and even have their own retirement ceremonies, awards and medals and memorial services.


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7 Responses to Doggityday addendum – Today is National K9 Veterans Day!

  1. The Tundra PA says:

    Such good dogs!

    Liked by 6 people

  2. lovely says:

    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France

    Liked by 4 people

  3. auscitizenmom says:

    I’m glad they are being treated better than they used to be.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. bjosz says:

    Beautiful, special dogs!!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. czarowniczy says:

    And let’s not forget our civilian first responder dogs.

    Liked by 4 people

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