military working dog

Pfc. Rez P. Hester of the Marine Corps Seventh War Dog Platoon on Iwo Jima takes a nap while Butch stands guard. February 1945.
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Elizabeth Howe
December 13, 2019 - 10:57 am
Military working dogs have been in the spotlight recently thanks to Conan, the MWD that hunted down ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria during a Delta Force raid. But Conan is far from the beginning of the military fur missile ancestry line. So when were dogs first used in warfare? PHOTOS:...
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