Friday, December 30, 2011

K-9


This member of the armed forces, along with his German Shepherd, visited my American history classroom one day to speak of the courageous dogs that aided our military during the Vietnam War. As I recall, approximately 3,000 dogs were called to active duty during the war years. This particular dog, too young to have participated in the Vietnam conflict, is, however, a direct descendant of a dog that did serve during that war.

5 comments:

cieldequimper said...

We do tend to forget the animals be they dogs or horses...

bfarr said...

Living in a military community, we hear stories about soldiers and their canine companions all the time. Heartwarming : )

joo said...

Beautiful and admirable dog! They are so wise and helpful, aren't they?

Jarart said...

Wonderful portrait! Dogs are so important to us humans for so many reasons.
Happy New Year!

Harlequin said...

24.12 car ran over our beloved dog! We have Christmas and New Year's sad, but you spend it in good health and happiness, you and I wish the whole family!

Car & Driver

Someone suggested this was a New York City driver, yelling and raising her fist for people and cars to get out of the way.