|Wolf takes a moment to reflect upon his K9 heroes.|
I'd like to dedicate this Veterans Day blog to my late father, a SSGT who served two tours during WWII. The first in the U.S. Army's First Division (the Big Red One), and the second with the Rainbow Division. My dad was a great lover of dogs and animals in general. Here he is pictured at his Army base with a couple of his furpals.
Just how many different types of canines served as war dogs? According to the United States War Dog Association, in "January, 1942, not long after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the American Kennel Association and a new group calling itself 'Dogs for Defense' mobilized dog owners across the country to donate quality animals to the Army's Quartermaster Corps." Among the breeds used, were the Belgium Sheep Dog, German Shepherd, Collie, Doberman Pinscher, Eskimo, and the Siberian Husky.
|BUCK WAS THE WAR DOGS AMBASSADOR. HE DIED MARCH 23, 2006|
"When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941,the United States inventory of military working dogs consisted of only 90 Siberian Huskies and Malamutes. These dogs were used as pack and sled dogs for rescue in areas of the world where motorized equipment could not go." --Our War Dogs, Buck's Heroes
And thanks to The Teacher's Pets for today's Veterans Day Blog Hop!