The year was 1942. The world was engulfed in the flames of World War II, and the United States, fresh off the attack on Pearl Harbor, was scrambling to mobilize its forces.

While headlines blared about battleships and bombers, a quieter revolution was unfolding behind the scenes, one with wagging tails and wet noses.

Canine Heroes: Formation of the K-9 Corps

On March 13, the US Army officially launched its War Dog Program, soon to be known as the legendary K-9 Corps. This wasn’t the first time dogs had served alongside human soldiers.

Throughout history, canines have proven invaluable companions in battle, offering everything from emotional support to rudimentary tasks.