Bristol in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial
In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot
Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines
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
"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. Touch 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. 1½ miles away); Pvt. Michael Dougherty (approx. 1½ miles away); Bristol (approx. 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). Touch for a list and map 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. • Animals • Heroes • Military • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.