The United States has countless memorials to its war heroes, but nowhere is there a lasting tribute to its war dogs. Joseph White is trying to change that.
The Fayetteville resident, who handled dogs as a soldier in Vietnam, hopes to build a monument to thousands of dogs that served in every war since World War I.They performed the most dangerous of jobs in Vietnam: walking point, exploring tunnels and sniffing out mines, he said. Of an estimated 2,500 dogs that served there, nearly half were killed.
White's non-profit organization is selling enlistments. For $3, Fido can be a private. For $300, he can be top dog: a four-star general.