SAN ANTONIO - Some four-footed military heroes will be honored at a South Texas installation where many of the animals are trained.
Dedication ceremonies are scheduled Monday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for the first national monument honoring war dogs that died in service to America.
The U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument will be at the same base where the animals are also treated when wounded.
The bronze handler & dogs tell the stories of the unbreakable bond between America’s war dogs and their handlers. pic.twitter.com/MPmzFF4MPo— War Dog Monument (@WarDogMonument) October 24, 2013
The main granite pedestal features the bronze image of a handler and the U.S. military's four main working dog breeds -- a Doberman, a German shepherd, a Labrador retriever and a Belgian Malinois.
For more on the types of missions military working dogs are used on watch the video below courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Logistics Group at Camp Pendleton (mobile users: http://bit.ly/HbKRpY):