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Omaha vet, 103, trained Marine war dogs at Iwo Jima | Omaha World Herold
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Omaha vet, 103, trained Marine war dogs at Iwo Jima | Omaha World Herold

leading the 6th Marine War Dog Platoon, which participated in the battle for Iwo Jima in February and March of 1945. He shared timeless pictures of his life commanding 60 Marines and 36 dogs. Worth and his Marines learned how to handle the German shepherds and Doberman Pinschers. “I am glad I was able (to serve),” he said. “I was lucky.”

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