New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B13_F02_Dog
A reprint from The New Era of Lynbrook: "Lynbrook Dog Won Fame In Army," World War I, March 19, 1919.
How many times was Don wounded in battle?
With what infantry division did Don serve?
Why do you think Don was smuggled to Europe in the first place? What purpose did he serve while he was there?
The official use of dogs in the U.S. military began in WWII, although they were used before then unofficially. Dogs have fought in many wars since then. Research some famous military dogs and their accomplishments.
English Language Arts: Write a journal entry from Don’s perspective as he is hunkered down with the 106th Infantry in battle in France.
Math: One dog that served in WWI traveled 4,000 meters over difficult terrain to carry a message from the front to one brigade’s headquarters. He made the trip in 60 minutes. How fast was he traveling?
Science: Breed is important when choosing dogs for military use. German shepherds are the standard dog chosen. Why do you think German shepherds make good military dogs?
Kopelman, Jay and Melinda Roth. From Baghdad with Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2008. ISBN: 1599211823
Ruffin, Frances E. Military Dogs. New York, NY: Bearport Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 1597162736
Lemish, Michael. War Dogs: A History of Loyalty and Heroism. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 1999. ISBN: 1574882163