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William W. Putney, D.V.M., U.S.M.C. (Ret.), received a Purple Heart and a Silver Star for his actions with the war dogs in the invasion of Guam. During his long subsequent veterinary career, he served as the president of California's Veterinary Medical Associ-ation and, for twelve years, as the Los Angeles commissioner of the Department of Animal Regulation. He lives in Woodland Hills, California.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Putney, William W, , 1920-World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American, World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Guam, United States, Marine Corps, War Dog Platoon, 3rd, History, Dogs War use, Veterinarians United States Biography