Suzanne M. Day/U.S. Air Force
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    Staff Sgt. James Richey Jr. walks Jacco toward a house with suspected hidden improvised explosive devices and weapons caches.
    Suzanne M. Day/U.S. Air Force
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    A veteran wearing an official U.S. War Dogs bandana. The United States War Dog Association, made up of former and current military dog handlers, has established a national War Dog Memorial, scheduled to open Memorial Day 2012 at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society
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    Some 100,000 dogs have served in America?s military, including World Wars I and II, Vietnam, and current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thanks to legislation signed by President Clinton, they can, after their service has ended, be adopted by civilians, through such groups as Military Working Dog Adoptions.
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society
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    Jim Silveira and MWD Chyba
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society
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    A detailed view of the military working dog monument at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas, Calif.
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society
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    Chyba is a 12-year-old former military dog who served in Iraq with the Army.
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society
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    U.S. Military Working Dog memorial
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society
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    A poem written by a U.S. Marine that was read at the dedication of the dedication of the military working dog statue and memorial this April in Encinitas, California. The memorial, first of its kind west of the Mississippi, was the brainchild of the Jim Silveira, president of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, and philanthropist Madeleine Pickens.
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society
  • War Dogs

    A poem written by a U.S. Marine that was read at the dedication of the dedication of the military working dog statue and memorial this April in Encinitas, California. The memorial, first of its kind west of the Mississippi, was the brainchild of the Jim Silveira, president of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, and philanthropist Madeleine Pickens.
    Rancho Coastal Humane Society
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