National Geographic : 1946 Jan
The National Geographic Magazine Caesar Rides Back to a Dressing Station after Saving the Life of His Handler This German Shepherd, donated for war service, was commended by Gen. Thomas Holcomb, then U. S. ,Marine Corps Commandant, for outstanding performance against the enemy on Bougainville. As a messenger dog he made nine official runs, two of them under fire. He was wounded when a Jap sneaked up to his handler's jungle foxhole. Attacking the weapon arm, he forced the enemy to flee. U. S. Marine Corps, Official As Soon as His Side Wounds Heal, Caesar Will Be Ready for Evacuation Marines find dogs invaluable as messengers, scouts, and guards. Each has two handlers, one of whom is stationed with an advance unit. At command, "Report," he dashes between the two, carrying messages.