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Dogs of War

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Throughout History, canines have been a vital element of warfare. In the early days of the Roman Empire, almost 2000 years ago, dogs were outfitted with armor and trained to attack the enemy. Great leaders like Fredrick the Great and Napoleon have also used wardogs in their military operations. And more recently, in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War, individual dogs have become so courageous that they have been reccomended for the Silver Star and countless Purple Hearts.

However, the wardog has become obsolete in the past few decades with the invention of superior weaponry and tactics. But still, organizations like "The National War Dogs Memorial Project" are trying to preserve K-9 history.

To learn more about wardogs, visit these links:

Military History Magazine

http://cwdpa102ndregimentvolinf.com/History%20&%20Movements%20102nd.htm

http://www.petcem.com/dogs_of_war.htm

http://community-2.webtv.net/Hahn-50thAP-K9/K9History/