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Every Combat Dog Deserves His Day

November 2nd, 2013 - 11:13 am

DOGS DAY

Love, love, love this — but wish it were in Washington, DC instead of San Antonio.

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The United States’ first national monument to a soldier’s best friend, recognizing the sacrifices of dogs in combat, was dedicated by the U.S. military on Monday.

Inscribed with the words “Guardians of America’s Freedom,” the nine-foot tall bronze statue at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, features four dogs and a handler.

“These dogs were patriots just as much as anybody else who served,” said military dog handler John Baker of Fallon, Nevada, whose 212th Military Police Company Detachment A was known as “Hell on Paws.”

Lackland is home to the U.S. Armed Forces center that has trained dogs for all branches of the military since 1958.

I get it. The dogs are trained in SA. But the monument would get millions more visitors in DC.

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the best place for it to be is where it is wanted. seems like San Antonio beats DC hands down right now.
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If it had been in D.C., it would have been cordoned off during Mystery Shutdown Theater 2013 -- and the dogs would have been deployed to keep people away from it.
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My first thought was, exactly: At least in Texas it won't get shut down.
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