“Memorial Day” – remembers Dogs – Dolphins – Seals…
“Memorial Day” remembrance would not be complete without “Thanking” those who do not speak our language – but learn to speak and learn to serve and work in necessary fields in our Armed Forces – Army and Navy.
First the above photo is Thomas H. Aldrich with his War Dog “Shane” – serving in Korea 1964-1965 – – Dog Platoon – – K-9 Corp – Tom always had a dog at home – before and after being in the service. His passion was having “German Shepherds” training them for his own home and for those who wanted a well trained dog – a dog that would be a family member – to protect you and guard your home. His training of a dog was superb – in that you could talk to your dog and the dog talked with you – in other words – instinctively – you each knew what and where and how to get a job done.
Second, my younger son, Lee G. Aldrich – joined the NAVY and was telling about when he was stationed in the San Diego base area – that – they had the NAVY’s Marine Mammal Fleet – where they were training the “Bottle-nose Dolphins” and the “California Sea Lions” – and the training was the same and or even better than the training – – that would be used for the “German Shepherds” – – “Military Dolphins” did the same work that the “German Shepherd” did – but under the sea – in the water – along side the ships – – searching for the lost NAVAL swimmer or even to do rescue work finding people and objects – where even the members of the ship could not go – and or perform the work needed to be done… as well as this “K-Dag – Dolphin” making their work highly rewarded – for what they were able to do.
One of the tasks that required specialized training was to be able to equip the “Dolphins” in finding mines and this alone – saved LIVES of our young men – our specialized teams that do the training deserved every dime – that – this government can give – to promote their work in the training of the “Dolphins” and the Sea Lions” for the combined work – requiring the young men in the NAVY and to the best of our friendly mammals in our oceans – those that can make a top notch match of performing jobs – that saves LIVES!
My feeling is that we sometimes forget the tremendous job that our “Dolphins, Seals and German Shepherds” do for us – – – with the specialized training – they are truly “LIFE Savers” saving so many LIVES – that we just cannot continue to work without their help to provide protection for the American People and the American Freedoms – that – and – when – we all work together – standing United under our FLAG – we are always willing to help each Nation requiring our help!
United – we ask the Almighty Yahweh to bless all of our MEN in all the Armed Forces and we give Thanks – that the Almighty has thought to give to us the “extra special help” we need – – by providing us with some of HIS most talented “Animals” that – help “Save LIVES!” We are Grateful and Thankful for YOUR protection to each and every serviceman and the special “animal” that he will work with – in the care and training to protect America! AMEN D.V.
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