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War Dog Memorial

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 28, 2018
1. War Dog Memorial Marker
Inscription.  This War Dog Memorial is an exact replica of the original erected in Guam in 1994, was donated by Dr. Maurice Acree as a tribute to the unique bond between dogs and humans. Dr. Acree became a major benefactor to the UT College of Veterinary Medicine as an expression of his love for the Doberman Pinscher and in recognition of the exceptional patient care provided by the college.

Dedicated
July 17, 1998
 
Erected 1998.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWar, World II.
 
Location. 35° 56.731′ N, 83° 56.486′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Memorial is on Neyland Drive SW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 2111 Terrace Avenue (approx. half a mile away); Death of Gen. William P. Sanders (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bleak House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Longstreet's Headquarters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument

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(approx. one mile away); Fort Higley (approx. one mile away); The Assault Upon Fort Sanders (approx. one mile away); Fort Sanders (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 28, 2018
3. War Dog Memorial Marker
"Always Faithful" was inspired by the spirit of these heroic dogs who are the embodiment of love and devotion. Sculptress: Susan Bahary To honor the working heritage of the Doberman Pinscher, the United Doberman Club dedicated this statue to the courageous Doberman Pinscher that valiantly served during the War in the Pacific.
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By Tom Bosse, March 28, 2018
4. War Dog Memorial Marker
25 Marine War Dogs gave their lives liberating Guam in 1944. They served as sentries, messengers, scouts. They explored caves, detected mines 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

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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