Hey, the site is called the DawgShed. So a little respect for the dogs who just befriend, serve and walk beside us in life. A salute to Dawg too. I salute all of them. Chips was the most decorated dog from World War II. He received the Silver Star and Purple Heart for his work during the war. Chips dragged a phone cable across a battlefield so his platoon could call for help. He dove into enemy lines and took down and single handedly took down a group of gunman attacking his platoon. Kaiser was a German Shepherd who served inVietnam under his handler Marine Lance Cpl. Alfredo Salazar. Kaiser and Salazar did more than 30 combat patrols and participated in 12 major operations together. After the pair joined “D” Company for a search-and-destroy mission, they were ambushed by enemy forces while on patrol in 1966. Kaiser was hit in the initial barrage and died while trying to lick Salazar’s hand. Kaiser was the first war dog killed in action during theVietnam War. Nemo: On December 4, 1966, Nemo and Airman 2nd Class Bob Thorneburg were on patrol at a cemetery near the company’s airbase in Vietnam. The two came under enemy fire: and the German Shepherd took a round to his eye, and Throneburg was shot in the shoulder after killing two Viet Cong guerillas. Undaunted, Nemo still attacked the enemy, which gave Throneburg the precious minutes he needed to call in reinforcements. After Throneburg fell unconscious, Nemo crawled on top of the soldier’s body to protect him from harm. The dog didn’t let anyone touch his fallen handler; it took a veterinarian to remove Nemo (Nemo and Throneburg later recovered from their wounds). Nemo was later given a permanent retirement kennel; he died when he was 11 years old in December 1972. Smoky: A Yorkshire Terrier who saw action in the Pacific during World War II, Smoky was initially found in February 1944, abandoned in a foxhole in the jungles ofNew Guinea. The dog was included in a dozen combat missions and survived more than 150 air raids. Like famous World War I veteran Stubby, Smoky used her sharp sense of hearing to warn of incoming artillery shells. One of Smoky’s most famous exploits was at a crucial airstrip in the Philippine Island of Luzon. The dog pulled a telegraph wire through a narrow 70-foot pipe, saving construction time and keeping workers and engineers safe from enemy fire. When not in harm’s way, Smoky entertained troops with a variety of tricks and self-taught antics. The dog died on February 21, 1957; she was 14 years old. Smoky’s exploits are chronicled in detail in the book Yorkie Doodle Dandy, written by her adoptive owner William A. Wynne. Stubby: Probably the most famous war dog, thisAmerican Pit Bull Terrier was the only dog to be given the rank of sergeant. Stubby was found as a stray on the Yale campus in 1917, and smuggled to France during World War I by his adoptive owner, Cpl. John Robert Conroy. The dog’s heroic acts include participating in 17 battles, four offenses, and improving troop morale. He also used his keen senses to warn his unit of poison-gas attacks, incoming artillery fire, and to locate downed soldiers on the battlefield (they were also put to good use when he sniffed out and apprehended a German spy lurking in the trenches). Stubby is remembered today: the Pit Bull-centric website, StubbyDog.org, is named after him, as is the Stubby Award for Canine Heroism. Stubby died in his owner’s arms in 1926. Photo's of other canines in combat... Danang, Vietnam, 1969 Muzzled sentry dogs and their handlers ride in the back of a truck as they return from a patrol. World War I Dogs and soldiers alike wear gas masks in the German trenches in the above photograph, taken sometime between 1916 and 1918. Marjah, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2010 Explosive-ordnance-disposal personnel, including Goodwin, a bomb-sniffing dog, dig for a suspected IED on a road near Route 605. Jakarta, 2003 Indonesian soldiers from the Armed Special Forces descend from a helicopter by rope with their dogs. A soldiers loyal companion in Iraq.