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October 31, 2013

A soldier’s sidekick

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

The Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX recently unveiled a monument dedicated to dogs in combat.  The nine-foot tall bronze statue, which features four dogs (A Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever and Belgian Malinois) with a handler was created using private donations.  This is the first national monument of its kind in the US.  Inscribed with the words “Guardians of America’s Freedom,” reminding us of how valuable our canine companions are in combat.

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