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Date: 05/31/10 08:05 AM

68 Responses to In Honor Of Our Fallen Dogs On Memorial Day [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Link: In Honor Of Our Fallen Dogs On Memorial Day - Also, a respectful Awww of the Day.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:32 am
    One of the dogs was named "NIG"

    Ever see the movie "Pink Floyd the Wall".. They had a dog name NIG too.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:34 am
    How long `till the soldier flaming begins?

    I don`t wanna hear crap from our esteemed foreign users today thanks.

    GBA.
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    krieg_fox Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Thats what i like to see
  5. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:37 am
    Awww.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:46 am
    I hope they get all the raw steaks and bones they ever dreamed of in doggy heaven...
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:47 am
    aww, it`s good to see that the animals aren`t just seen as expendables
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    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:51 am
    Def read crappy instead of cappy.
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    IQover Male 13-17
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:55 am
    Respect
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:55 am
    so does PETA object to sending dogs into combat? Or is it just eating animals they hate?
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    BRITATTACK Female 13-17
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:58 am
    AAAWWWWW
  12. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:10 am
    Respect
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:12 am
    Lassie :(
  14. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:20 am
    sniffle
  15. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:22 am
    they had a dog named "Nig" ? whoa
  16. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:23 am
    WHO`S A GOOD NIG? YEEEAH YOU`RE A GOOD NIG! COME HERE NIG!
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    imbored454 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:28 am
    After being sad for a little bit, I noticed one of the dogs was named Nig and laughed.
  18. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:29 am
    Nig?
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 9:37 am
    The inscription should read:

    "They bravely and unwittingly gave their lives in complete ignorance that they were following some dogma that belonged to a completely different but more warlike and exploitational species".
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 10:25 am
    Nig?! nig?! NIG?!
  21. Profile photo of daisy822
    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    May 31, 2010 at 10:32 am
    "oh this is so sad--LOL NIG."
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 10:35 am
    poor dogs didnt know why they were fighting, but they still carried out their duty to their country. Respect and RIP

    auburnjunky....seriously man?
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 10:53 am
    Aww, good boy.
  24. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 10:54 am
    Military guy is all pensive, paying respects...
    Dog is probably "Gotta pee, gotta stay, want biscuit".
  25. Profile photo of JNAtheDUDE
    JNAtheDUDE Male 13-17
    203 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 11:07 am
    This is adorable :3
  26. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 11:24 am
    This is one amazing picture. To all the men and dogs who died in service to this country:

    from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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    wko Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 11:33 am
    "oh this is so sad--LOL NIG." exactly what i thought, exactly
  28. Profile photo of BanHammer900
    BanHammer900 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 11:58 am
    This is awesome... Much respect.
  29. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    May we not forgot, the loyal dogs!
  30. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Why my Nig, WHY!?
  31. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    I was about to get sentimental until I saw a dog named Nig...ill have to try again in a few minutes
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    Arandanos Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    ;_;
  33. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    You know, the Marines really do take care of their own.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    "They bravely and unwittingly gave their lives in complete ignorance that they were following some dogma that belonged to a completely different but more warlike and exploitational species"

    This is what I was talking about.

    drat you. Go do something that means something. These dogs are better people than you.

    GBA.
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    KOLLO Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    i bet Nig was going to be Gin but the army wouldn`t let them name it after alcohol....
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    tohac Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    hahahaha nig and poncho, why you so racist marines?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    "i bet Nig was going to be Gin but the army wouldn`t let them name it after alcohol.... "

    Given Nig was around in 1944, I would be willing to be he/she was just all black.
  38. Profile photo of Allenthing
    Allenthing Male 18-29
    34 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Nig probably died first
  39. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Which, by the way, is very sad. I`m not saying it was OK to do this, just saying that was the way it was.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    @auburnjunky,
    *facepalm*
    That`s exactly what Max Normal was trying to say. Reread his comment. He is defending military dogs exploited by humans. Duh.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    If people want to talk about the dogs being exploited by humans, maybe they need to analyze the bond and relationship that is formed by a working dog and its handler. Do some research on the great lengths that the dogs have gone through to save the lives of their handlers, and the heart breaking stories of soldiers risking their lives to save their dogs.

    Like This

    A working dog like a shepherd doing what it has been trained to do has a much more fulfilling life than the yappy dog sitting in someone`s handbag, who is hyperactive and suffering from "The Human Dog" syndrome.

    If you want to talk about the exploitation of dogs, you might as well go back thousands of years to when we first domesticated them, and not focus on what we do with them today. Don`t talk about what you don`t know. Dogs and humans
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    Bah, cut off the last part. Dogs and Humans have formed a team that has been mutually beneficial, working dogs are given very special treatment in almost every case, and are loved by their handlers, and love their handlers as much as any dog/human relationship can hold.
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    basherrr Male 18-29
    242 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    @Allenthing
    Agreed.
  44. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    The inscription should read:

    "They bravely and unwittingly gave their lives in complete ignorance that they were following some dogma that belonged to a completely different but more warlike and exploitational species".

    The complete ignorance is yours. Dogs and humans have lived in combined packs for millenia and when it`s done properly the dogs understand in their own way. They won`t understand or care about countries or politics, but they will understand and care about their pack and that`s what matters to them. It`s not greatly different to the connection between human soldiers in the unit, just simpler. Purer, perhaps.

    The soldiers who work with dogs should understand the key thing about doing so - loyalty goes both ways. The person is pack leader to the dog, so the person serves the dog. You own them therefore you owe them.

    It`s much better than treating a dog as an animated dress-up dolly, as many do.

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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    @howlingwolf:

    Nooo. He was trying to say the dogs died because we exploited them.
  46. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    I love the tongue coming out of the of the side of the dogs mouth.
  47. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    @angilion well said
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
    199 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    @Angilion
    I couldn`t agree more with what you just said.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    Well said Angilion, well said
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    "when it`s done properly the dogs understand in their own way."

    In what way? It`s a dog. It does not understand the beliefs, dogma, or country for which it fights. It can not comprehend the danger it is being sent into. At the end of the day a dog goes into battle not because of loyalty to its country, but out of blind, instinctual loyalty to its pack. Honor that personal loyalty, but don`t put it on the same level as a willing, knowing sacrifice made by a soldier.
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    solobueno Female 18-29
    134 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    this makes my cry everytime i see this pic...
  52. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    I love the emotion this is supposed to invoke, when the dog in the picture just wants to play fetch and chew his own ass for hours on end. I agree w/ catbarf.
  53. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Right on, Ang.

    Awesome picture. RIP pups.
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    Luke139 Male 13-17
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    May 31, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    Am I the only one that saw "Nig" on this. WTF?
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    You have to admit though, if Semper Fidelis applies to anything, it would have to be those dogs.
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2750 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    we salute you fido
  57. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    [quote">Am I the only one that saw "Nig" on this. WTF?[/quote">

    Probably from a while back, likely WW2 era. A film about WW2 recently had a bit of a dilemma because everyone knew that in reality the dog`s name was the word that IAB`s moronic censorship filter won`t allow in any context. So what could they do in the film?

    Ah, here we are:

    Dambusters - the dog was called WHAT?
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    assassinfrek Male 18-29
    28 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    made me want to cry so sad :-<
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    aww, great picture.
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    Koner_Rox Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    lol nig (3rd one down on the left)
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2010 at 12:13 am
    R.I.P Nig
  62. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
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    June 1, 2010 at 3:07 am
    Angilion - Damn, history is history and people should be able to see past the negative racial connotations. Let the dogs name be used in the film.

    Really, I think the dogs full name should be on this stone too. Sure, I would probably giggle that the dog was named I am a racist! (And I bet that censors... THANKS IAB FILTER) and that they had put it on the memorial, but it was the dogs name and that was what he was called. Why should a negative connotation attached to that word make us censor a little bit of history (namely, the dogs actual name)? Yeah nah.

    End rage.
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    Prejudiced Female 18-29
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    June 1, 2010 at 3:08 am
    Bahaha! Nig`s full name filters too "I am a racist!"

    Seriously IAB. Why?
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2010 at 7:37 am
    Thats cool that they do that.
  65. Profile photo of Wounds
    Wounds Male 13-17
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    June 1, 2010 at 10:43 am
    Damn, where`s Tupac?!

    (Just joking :P)
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    longhornsfan Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2010 at 10:54 am
    hahahahahaha nig.

    but on a lighter note, dogs are rawsome
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    lee-schizo Female 18-29
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    June 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    lol nig.
  68. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
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    June 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    @catbarf:

    I feel that yes, the dogs likely have little (to no) idea what they`re actually doing, or how dangerous it is, but it`s because of that particular reason that I personally feel the dogs very much deserve any honor they receive. We risked and sacrificed *their* lives, for our own needs, and out of love and feelings of companionship with us, they do as they`re told, blindly. We lead them straight into death and danger.
    For what we made them give, I think they deserve a little something. And as I said, they do it out of trust and love.

    (And just for the record, my husband is a solider. Little can be said for the "honor" he supposedly deserves for what the Army has him do. At least, at this point in time, anyway.)

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