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The dogs of war may get their day…

Twenty state senators are asking the president and Congress to authorize a war dog memorial in the nation’s capital.

Tens of thousands of such dogs were trained for scouting, guarding, tracking, detecting mines, flushing out tunnels, carrying messages and sniffing out bombs from World War I to present-day duties in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to House Bill 8021.

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Richard Roesler covers Washington state news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Olympia.

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