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National Museum of the American Sailor

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Navy Tails:  Animals and the U.S. Navy

Greta the Goat

 

Featuring the Navy's four-legged sailors, this exhibit tells the story of how animals were and are mascots, working animals, and symbols.

This exhibit opened on April 27, 2018 and runs until Fall 2019.

You can learn more about animals and the U.S. Navy by reading the following two articles on the museum's blog, Sailor's Attic

E-3 Cindy  tells the story of how a stray dog became a ship’s mascot and a E-3 Sailor.

Pigeons: Not Just Air Rats Historically, for the military, pigeons saved lives, were brave, incredibly smart, and also delivered important messages over great distances.

 


Richmond Raymond and his dog Gunnah of Kaneohe while recuperating.
Title: Richmond Raymond and his dog Gunnah of Kaneohe while recuperating.
Catalog #: NH 118822
Published: Tue Jan 29 12:26:27 EST 2019