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Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial

In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot

 

—Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines —

 
War Dog Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, October 29, 2009
1. War Dog Marker
Soldier's Best Friend
Inscription.
In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot

Few Americans are aware of the invaluable service given by War Dog teams during the Vietnam War. Dog teams consisting of Scout, Combat Tracker, Sentry and Mine and Tunnel dogs saved thousands of lives. Routinely braving danger these intelligent and adaptable dogs would locate injured GI's, search out Vietcong weapon caches, locate deadly booby traps and would alert and thwart enemy attacks and ambushes.

The handlers responsible for the dog teams lovingly cared for these brave animals. These soldiers literally carried food and water into battle for their faithful friends and protectors.

Despite the impassioned pleas of the handlers these Valorous animals were classified ad "expendable equipment" at the end of the Vietnam War and were abandoned to unknown fates in South Vietnam. the Courage and Loyalty of these dogs are honored only in the memories of the soldiers whos lives they protected.

The War Dog teams were so effective and efficient that the Vietcong High Command issued a bounty on them! Hundreds of War Dogs gave their lives in combat. This Memorial is dedicated in honor of all the brave War Dogs from every military conflict. Let us
Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial Marker in front of Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, October 29, 2009
2. Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial Marker in front of Town Hall
never forget the thousands of War Dog heroes that served with Valor during the Vietnam War....

"All gave some, some gave all"

WW I • WW II • Korean War • Vietnam War • Gulf War • Bosnia • Afghanistan • Iraq • Global War on Terrorism

Military Working Dogs • Guide • Messenger • Sentry • Scout • Combat Tracker • Mine and Booby Trap • Rescue
 
Erected 2006 by Bristol Township.
 
Location. 40° 7.418′ N, 74° 52.045′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Bath Road 0.8 miles east of New Rodgers Road (Pennsylvania Route 413), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and Monument are in front of the Bristol Township Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2501 Bath Road, Bristol PA 19007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bristol Township Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Life Along the Canal (approx. 1.5 miles away); Pvt. Michael Dougherty (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bristol (approx.
War Dog Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, October 29, 2009
3. War Dog Monument
1.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lock No. 2 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Joseph Ridgway Grundy (approx. 2 miles away); Marker 19T (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
 
More about this marker. Adjacent to the Bristol Township Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the George F. Stuckey Police Memorial.
 
Also see . . .  Soldier's Best Friend. (Submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Soldier's Best Friend
 
Categories. AnimalsHeroesMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
War Dog Mmonument Close Up image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, October 29, 2009
4. War Dog Mmonument Close Up
War Dog Monument Base image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, October 29, 2009
5. War Dog Monument Base
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 1,419 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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