PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Military dogs were part of the story when Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan earlier this year.
In Oakland, there is a military museum that is honoring man’s best friend and the men and women who served.
“We had a complete surgical car. Three nurses, two doctors and that’s the way we traveled all of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Germany,” World War II Veteran Code Gomberg said.
Old soldiers have a million stories about war and why they served.
“That’s a good question. I really don’t know. I met a few people that I knew was in there and I joined and just stayed,” Jake Notovitz said.
Today, many vets visited Soldiers and Sailors Hall where a new exhibit on military mascots and working dogs is on display.
“That’s what we wanted to focus on to show the history of them, but also to tell a little bit about how they help with the morale of our troops,” John McCabe from Soldiers and Sailors Hall said.
“Military Mascots” is the latest display for the Soldiers and Sailors which is a great museum for all things military. It talks about where the name “Screamin’ Eagles” came from and of course, the Marine Corps is known for its mascot.
“We love the breed, but it all started with my grandfather. When he was young he was in the Marines and they had a bulldog and so it’s been passed down, so it was my turn to get a dog and I couldn’t pick any other dog besides a bulldog,” Lacey Silinski said.