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Coast Guard has the weirdest dog stuff

Like serving them beer and putting them in tubas.

08 Jan 1946, New York, New York, USA --- "Sinbad," the Coast Guard's salty globe-trotting mascot, who has served eight years at sea and sailed more than a million miles, rests proudly in the big horn of seaman 1/C Stefano Condatore, when the famous dog arrived in New York from Japan on the cutter Campbell and received a welcome fitting a real hero. Plans call for Sinbad to be feted in a jeep parade, civic receptions, dinners, and a network radio program. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
08 Jan 1946, New York, New York, USA --- "Sinbad," the Coast Guard's salty globe-trotting mascot, who has served eight years at sea and sailed more than a million miles, rests proudly in the big horn of seaman 1/C Stefano Condatore, when the famous dog arrived in New York from Japan on the cutter Campbell and received a welcome fitting a real hero. Plans call for Sinbad to be feted in a jeep parade, civic receptions, dinners, and a network radio program. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

 

Like serving them beer and putting them in tubas.

Photo credit: ♪_Lisa_♪/Flickr

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. @tomricks1

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