Caption: "Out on patrol, USMC war dogs alert their handlers to the possible presence of Japanese forces in the nearby jungle. While many Marines were skeptical of the War Dog program at first, the dogs quickly proved their worth, and became an essential part of the jungle fighting on Bougainville."
Private First Class Fred Muscard and "Lux", Okinawa, April 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. The caption on this photograph reads "Knight of the Bath-His rifle in easy reach and his constant companion on the alert, Marine Private First Class Fred Muscard of Springfield, Mass., lathers up for a once over at Motobu Beach, Okinawa. The Doberman-Pinscher “Lux”, and his handler are members of a Marine Corps War Dog Platoon."