New Exhibit Open at the USMC Museum

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Provided by National Museum of the Marine Corps

War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You is on exhibit from Saturday, May 18 – Saturday, Sept. 28.
This new exhibition explores the loyalty, bravery, and sacrifices made by the warfighters’ “best friend.”

This exhibition combines sculptures by artist James Mellick with combat art from the collections of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard, and the United States Navy, along with artifacts related to Marine Corps working dogs.

Mellick’s creations, carved from wood, are symbolic of the sacrifices made by canine and human warriors alike. Twenty-eight works of combat art by 21 artists capture military dogs at work around the globe, from the jungles of the Pacific during WWII through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unique artifacts tell stories of specific Marine Corps dogs and handlers.

The Museum thanks the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for their support of this exhibition, which will be in place through September 2019.

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