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First National Monument Honoring U.S. Military Combat Dogs Unveiled in Texas

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Dogs have long been U.S. military companions. One of the most famous combat dogs who ever served was Stubby the pit bull. During World War I, Stubby was promoted to sergeant because of his amazing ability to spot wounded soldiers and his role in sniffing out poison gas and helping capture a German spy.

Since then, military dogs have also been used as scouts, trackers and explosive detectors, reports Reuters.

These dogs are finally getting the recognition they deserve with their first ever national monument at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The nine foot monument features a military handler and four dog breeds that have served the country since World War II including a Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, and a Belgian Malinois. The monument’s inscription reads, “Guardians of America’s Freedom.”

“These dogs were patriots just as much as anybody else who served,” said military dog handler John Baker via Reuters.

While opinions may vary about the use of dogs in military operations, it’s certainly good to see that their valor is finally being honored and remembered.

Image source: AceK9.com Facebook Page

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