Photo Friday – War Dog Memorial

Today’s photos are of the War Dog Memorial on the UT Knoxville campus.

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A noble Doberman pinscher represents hundreds of heroic war dogs that served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Although most were Doberman pinschers, German shepherds, Labrador retrievers and occasionally, a collie served during the war as sentries, messengers, and scouts. But they also served other roles to the Marines who served with them…devoted friend, confidant, trusted companion.

The War Dog Memorial, an exact replica of the official memorial in Guam, was donated to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Maurice Acree July 17, 1998. It honors not only the war dogs, but symbolizes the special connection people share with dogs.

Related links of interest:
War Dog Memorial

U.S. War Dogs Association

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