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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
 
 
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.
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
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
Prisoner of War:
Unknown
Service History Note:
"Lucky" searched for hidden Japanese Soldiers in Guam and was part of the amphibious island invasions.

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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
Interviewer:
Ingrid Lief
Contributor:
Ingrid Lief
Transcriber:
Marcia Kope
Transcriber Affiliation/Organization:
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/4520
Subjects:
War Dog, 'Lucky'
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
'Lucky' War Dog Collection
(AFC/2001/001/4520), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   2/22/2013

 

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