German Shepherd war dog saves Yanks

1945-dog-patrols-luzonThursday, Feb. 22, 1945

Dogs are the unsung heroes of this war. Beauty, a German shepherd war dog deployed in Luzon, saved an American ammunition dump last night. Working with Pvt Merle Althof and Tech Angus Highly, she alerted guards to an approaching figure. A rifleman fired a shot and there was a terrific explosion. The marksman had hit the grenade being carried by a Japanese saboteur. Beauty saved not only the ammunition dump but the Yanks who would have been killed in the resulting explosion. She is one of several war dogs on patrol in Luzon.

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