November 20, 2018

Positivity: 75 Years Later, WWII Marine Corps War Dog Handler Still Remembers His Dogs

Filed under: Positivity,US & Allied Military — Tom @ 5:55 am

From (Weasel Zippers):

Published November 10
Last Updated November 12

Seventy-five years ago, on November 1, 1943, the 1st Marine War Dog Platoon stormed the beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands. Twenty-four dogs landed with the Marines and the 2nd Marine Raider Regiment (Provisional) – three were German Shepherd messenger dogs, the other twenty-one were Doberman Pinscher silent scout and sentry dogs. Two of the messenger dogs, Thor and Jack, were handled by Pvt. Homer J. Finley, Jr. This is Homer’s story, now age 93, as told to Robin Hutton. …

Go here for Finley’s story.

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