Fort Polk To Build Cemetery Specifically For Military Working Animals
first published on February 27, 2017 by Josh
After the loss of a military working dog named Max, the Military is building a cemetery specifically for military working animals.
Corporal Max, a working dog that had completed certifications as a patrol and drug detector dog in October 2014 at Lackland Air Force Base, passed away unexpectedly in January of 2017 on Fort Polk. He had completed numerous training exercises and demonstrations on the base, and his loss impacted all of the soldiers in the 50th Military Working Dog Detachment, 519th Military Police Battalion who held a memorial service in his honor.
The loss of Max prompted the base to build a cemetery specifically for military working dogs. The 519th Military Police Battalion commander, Lt. Col. Kirk Whittenberger spoke on the necessity of animals like Max and their job within the military at the memorial service.
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