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Wotjek the soldier bear

As a break from war dogs, this week please shake paws with Wotjek the soldier bear.

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As a break from war dogs, this week please shake paws with Wotjek the soldier bear. He became part of the Polish army during World War II. He supposedly received a promotion to corporal after carrying ammuntion at Monte Cassino.

Like many soliders he enjoyed his beer.

Photo credit: Imperial War Museum/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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