Kong is King in my book. Glad he made it home and hope he had a long life with the best dog chow and lots of squirrels to chase. Thanks for sharing that group to man's best friend.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:20 AM
A friend of mine was recently at the National Archives and was able to scan KONG's service record book for me so I thought I would resurrect this thread and show a couple images.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:25 AM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:50 AM
I've seen a ton of SRB's but never a war dog's service record book. So very cool. thank for posting it
Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:51 AM
Fantastic group. I Loved seeing this and missed it first time around. I did not know that any of these dogs were returned to their owners, and am also surprised the owners received as much information as they did after 'enlisting' their pets. Truly wonderful. Thanks for posting.
Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:08 AM
Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:13 AM
Kong did survive the war and the owner did demand to have him back. This was stapled inside the service book.
Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:46 PM
Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM
That's great! My heart sank when I read an earlier post with a letter that included that the Marine Corps felt the training Kong received made him too dangerous to release to a private home. Like, really? I donate my dog to the war effort and now you're telling me I can't have him back because he's a lean mean Gyrene? Only at the end did I see the section that says "If you DEMAND to have him back, etc. etc." Probably the coolest paper group I've ever seen
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