Honoring the nation's K-9 veterans
Last updated 11/9/2021 at 4:54pm
"Trust in me my friend, for I am your comrade. I will protect you with my last breath when all others have left you and the loneliness of the night closes in, I will be at your side."
The "Guardians of the Night" poem completed the retirement ceremony of seven military working dogs and began the memorial ceremony of one MWD, Rexo, from the 21st Security Forces Squadron at Peterson Space Force Base on Oct. 29.
Dogs were not officially recognized until March 13, 1942, when the first K-9 corps was established. On May 1, 1957, the responsibility to train sentry dogs was taken over by the U.S. A...