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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:35 PM

I thought I'd share a grouping I have had for awhile. The grouping is for US Marine Platoon Sergeant Alfred Edwards, dog trainer. He enlisted in 1940 and was involved early with Marine Corps war dog training in Cuba and New River,NC.
He participated in the battle for Guam, MI, and Iwo Jima, VI.
He is pretty well known in Marine war dog history and is mentioned in the book, "Always Faithfull" by Capt. William Putney.
I do have a photo album I have to find.
I have a question about a War Dog honorable discharge in the group. I always wondered if this was his dog or one he brought back home with him after the war? I wondered about the breed but with a name like "Fritz" I would guess he was
either a German Shepard or a Doberman pinscher. Is there anyway to find out based on the dogs service number?
Ken

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:37 PM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 12:41 PM

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

Love War Dog stuff!



#9 PanzerPaul

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:26 PM

Great group.  Thanks for posting it.  Super War Dog FMF patch!

 

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:39 PM

WOW fantastic!



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:27 AM

What a great group...congratulations!

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:57 AM

Nice group!  I just finished reading "Always Faithful" a few months ago, a great book!



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 06:02 AM

Very cool group. Would love to see some pics from the photo album if you can find it.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:34 PM

Thanks to all who responded and for the info on further research.
The photo album isn't too far as I had it last week. I will share some pics from it when I find the place I put it so I wouldn't lose it!.
Ken

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 12:36 AM

Very nice, thanks for sharing it with us.


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