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Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Soller and Military Working Dog Rico at the War Dog Cemetery at Naval Base Guam, Santa Rita, US Territory of Guam, 24 May 2009

Caption   Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Soller and Military Working Dog Rico at the War Dog Cemetery at Naval Base Guam, Santa Rita, US Territory of Guam, 24 May 2009 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 28 May 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
10 Mar 2013 09:16:19 AM

25 Marine war dogs gave their lives liberating Guam in 1944. They served as sentries, messengers, scouts. They explored caves, detected mine and booby traps. Semper Fidelis Kurt, Yonnie, Koko, Bunkie, Skipper, Poncho, Tubby, Hobo, Nig, Prince, Fritz, Emmy, Missy, Cappy, Duke, Max, Blitz, Arno, Silver, Brockie, Bursch, Pepper, Ludwig, Rickey, Tam (buried at sea off Asan Point) Given in their memory and on behalf of the surviving men of the 2nd and 3rd Marine War Dog Platoons, many of whom owe their lives to the bravery and sacrifice of these gallant animals. By William W. Putney DVM C. O. 3rd Dog Platoon Dedicated this day 21 July 1994
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
10 Mar 2013 09:21:27 AM

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WW2-Era Place Name Santa Rita, Guam,
Lat/Long 13.4400, 144.6600
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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945