American soldier with war dog 'Rex' in Italy in November 1944
U.S. Army Signal Corp photograph, Gift in Memory of William F. Caddell, Sr., from the Collection of The National World War II Museum
American soldier with war dog 'Rex' in Italy in November 1944. "7 Nov. 44. 5/MM-44-6571. Fifth Army, Monzuno Area, Italy. War dogs are active on the Italian front. At the present time the 33rd QM Co., 1st Squad has a group of war dogs attached to the 6th South African Division, who together with their handlers are doing a remarkable job of patrolling and message work. T/5 Amos Shaeffer of Lancaster, Pa. [Pennsylvania] attaches the messenger collar to his dog 'Rex'. (No. 1 of 16 pix series). Photo by Schmidt. 3131 Signal Service Co." Monzuno Area, Italy. 7 November 1944
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