Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial

Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial (HMFXV)

Location: Bristol, PA 19007 Bucks County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 7.418', W 74° 52.045'

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In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot

— Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines —

In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot

Few Americans are aware of the invaluable service given by War Dog teams during the Vietnam War. Dog teams consisting of Scout, Combat Tracker, Sentry and Mine and Tunnel dogs saved thousands of lives. Routinely braving danger these intelligent and adaptable dogs would locate injured GI's, search out Vietcong weapon caches, locate deadly booby traps and would alert and thwart enemy attacks and ambushes.

The handlers responsible for the dog teams lovingly cared for these brave animals. These soldiers literally carried food and water into battle for their faithful friends and protectors.

Despite the impassioned pleas of the handlers these Valorous animals were classified ad "expendable equipment" at the end of the Vietnam War and were abandoned to unknown fates in South Vietnam. the Courage and Loyalty of these dogs are honored only in the memories of the soldiers whos lives they protected.

The War Dog teams were so effective and efficient that the Vietcong High Command issued a bounty on them! Hundreds of War Dogs gave their lives in combat. This Memorial is dedicated in honor of all the brave War Dogs from every military conflict. Let us never forget the thousands of War Dog heroes that served with Valor during the Vietnam War....

"All gave some, some gave all"

WW I· WW II· Korean War· Vietnam War· Gulf War· Bosnia· Afghanistan· Iraq· Global War on Terrorism

Military Working Dogs· Guide· Messenger· Sentry· Scout· Combat Tracker· Mine and Booby Trap· Rescue
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HM NumberHMFXV
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByBristol Township
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 511296 N 4441487
Decimal Degrees40.12363333, -74.86741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 7.418', W 74° 52.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 7' 25.08" N, 74° 52' 2.70" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2501 Bath Rd, Bristol PA 19007, US
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