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Marine War Dog grouping

Started by Eric Queen , Apr 09 2016 06:09 AM

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#26 aerialbridge

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 10:17 AM

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.

 

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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.  

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

Handlers name

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:25 AM

And the best part, KONG was an IWO JIMA combat vet

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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

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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.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:29 PM

What a spectacular story!



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:33 PM

Very interesting and cool Eric!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:08 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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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.  

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

This is quite a grouping. I have never seen anything like it! Im glad to see Kong was able to live out his post-service life with his owner.

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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


Boiler plate legal document to assist in limiting government liability if one of these dogs attacked someone and the owner blamed the military training they had received.


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