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A Marine’s Best Friend

In 1918, the Marine Corps earned one of its many well-known nicknames at the battle of Belleau Wood. After a ferocious offensive, the Marines forced the Germans into a retreat. Marine Corps legend has it that in the wake of their withdrawal, one German soldier left a journal in which he described the Marines as “Teufelhunden”, meaning “devil dogs”.

While Marines continue to fight with the courage and ferocity that earned them this nickname, one group of Marines rises above the rest in truly living up to this moniker. These are the Marine Corps’ military working dogs…
Jack Jack, a military working dog sits after finding explosive materials during an explosive ordnance familiarization class aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

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Author: 2nd Lt. Jonathan Coronel

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