Army dog decorations bring an investigation (1-15-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (January 15, 1944)

Army dog decorations bring an investigation

Washington (UP) –
The War Department is investigating the award of an Army decoration to Chips, war dog hero of the Sicilian campaign.

The inquiry was instituted, it was said, because there is no provision in Army regulations for warding medals to dogs, however heroic.

Chips reportedly received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

If the War Department decides it does not approve of giving medals to dogs, presumably it could invalidate the awards to Chips.

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Chips the wonder dog! If I remember right, I think he served with the MPs. It’s understandable to limit medals for valor to humans.

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