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'Lucky' War Dog Collection

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'Lucky' War Dog Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
'Lucky' War Dog
State of Birth:
PA
 
 
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified
Note
"Lucky" was a World War II Marine Corps War Dog born in 1943. Donald R. Walton, Lucky's handler, speaks about Lucky's military career in the interview.

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1945-1946
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
War Dogs
Location of Service
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Guam (Mariana Islands); Pacific Theater; Japan
Highest Rank
Private First Class
Service Related Injury
None
Prisoner of War
Unknown
Service History Note
"Lucky" searched for hidden Japanese Soldiers in Guam and was part of the amphibious island invasions.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] --
Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of interview transcript
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording
Contributor:
Ingrid Lief
Contributor:
Ingrid Lief
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/04520
Subjects:
War Dog, 'Lucky'
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
'Lucky' War Dog Collection
(AFC/2001/001/04520), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2015-02-04
 

 

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