National Patriotic Dog Day!
Master Sergeant Karl, USAF Military Guard Dog in Charge, on night patrol near TAEGU KAB (K2 not K9), South Korea circa 1969:
True Red, White & Blue
Patriot through and through
Deadly cold-stone serious
On full alert in full dog gear
Eats muddy dirt for dessert
Straining hard to hold back the pee
“Nobody stir-fry me”
“Even fleas, they don’t mess with me!”
Yes! There was a Karl at Taegu, you see!