CHOWHOUND – WAR DOG WITH THE 96TH INFANTRY DIVISION

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CHOWHOUND – WAR DOG WITH THE 96TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Sgt. Barret McGurn

YANK Staff Correspondent



96th infantry division

Insignia of the 96th Infantry Division. The 96th was nicknamed the “Deadeye Division”. It saw service on Leyte and Okinawa.

DULAG, LEYTE, THE PHILIPPINES—Back in the States, the 23 war dogs of the 96th Infantry Division enjoyed a special diet of two pounds of horsemeat and dried meal a day, but in combat they had to share their masters’ C rations.

Most of the dogs took what was left-usually the meat and vegetable hash—and got fat and slick on it. But T-5 Andrew E. Chamley of San Bruno, Calif., had a dog with a mind of his own—Blackie, a Labrador retriever. Blackie held out for meat and beans, and, like a henpecked husband, Chamley had to give up his favorite rations to the dog and scrounge elsewhere for himself.



96th infantry division war dogs

US. Army war dogs and their handlers.



For More on War Dogs See:

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