As American author and poet Maya Angelou quoted of our armed service veterans: How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! - we at The Long and Short of it All pause to recognize not only our veterans, but the Dachshunds who stood by their side.
Long-time readers of The Long and Short of it All know that we take extra time and effort to post military-inspired Dachshund photos and stories on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Today we bring you these historic WW2 photos that we scanned from the collection of our country cousin 'Rudy.' His Dad is a big collector of WW2 memorabilia, and thought we might enjoy these. Boy, do we!
The photos come from the collection of Mrs Harold G. Heinz, Carlinville, Illinois, and document the service of her husband, Harold. Above is a close up of an incredibly handsome red smooth with a white chest who goes by the fantastic name 'Booby Trap!'
The captions noted here were written by Mrs. Heinz. Click any photo to enlarge and admire.
In front of our station at Manderfeld
Taken at Manderfeld at Krewinkle. L to R: Byron Billings from 3rd Bn Aid Station (has Bronze Star), Harold, "Booby Trap," Sgt Martin, Harold's Jeep "Mail Call."
"Schnapps" in Schoneck
Parsons (Harold's Jeep driver) with Booby Trap and Schnapps
This is what the photos looked like in several pages of Mrs. Heinz' collection. Awesome, right? There is another photo here with Schnapps, Booby Trap, and Harold Heinz in the upper right, just click to enlarge. Have a great Veterans Day.
If you are a new reader at The Long and Short of it All, you will definitely want to visit the archives for some absolutely amazing military-inspired Dachshund tales and images:
Dachshund Homecoming Video
Happy Memorial Day
Veterans Day and Dachshunds
Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Fritz and the "Jane" Cartoon Series
Dachshunds in History: The Saga of Sgt. Wally D. Hund
Dachshunds Reunited with their Dads in the News
Dachshunds and Veterans Day
Dachshunds Teleconferencing with their Dads in Iraq in the News
Dachshunds in History: Mimi, A Most Unpopular Dog During WW2
Memorial Day Dachshund: Meet Gus
Dachshund News Roundup! - story on Vietnam War Veteran Jim Quick and his dachshund
Dachshund News Roundup! - story on Iraq War Veteran Scott MacKenzie and his new rescue boy
Dachshunds in History: Hark! Hark! The Dogs Do Bark!
Dachshunds in History: Dogs of War