Legends Group, in association with K-9 Soldiers, Inc.,
a 501 (c) (3) non-profit oraganization dedicated to the
health and welfare of retired Military Working Dogs (MWD's),
is proud to announce an initiative to create a full-sized
bronze sculpture to honor the contributions made by these
brave canine soldiers.
The Military Working Dog has become an integral part
of the war on terror, most recently in the raid in which
Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. The German Shepard
involved in that raid, "Cairo," played an important
part in providing audio and video of the operation, while
guarding the perimeter of the compound, thus preventing
any escapes during the raid.
The dogs utilized by the military are mostly German Shepards,
Malinois, Labrador Retrievers, and several other breeds.
After extensive training, they protect our Soldiers and
Marines unconditionally in the war zones of Afghanistan
and Iraq. They are trained and directed by their military
handlers to guard outposts and bases, detect explosives
such as IED's and weapons caches, drug detection, and
are also used to track individual insurgents. Their presence
(and effectiveness) is well known among the enemy, as
cash bounties are often assigned to the most effective
dogs (and handlers) by the insurgents.
These canine heroes perform their duties silently and
with great loyalty to our troops, saving many lives in
At present, a working, 2-dimensional model of the proposed
sculpture is under construction. Photos and replicas
of the design will be available shortly to assist in
the fund-raising for the life-sized sculpture.
Any individual or corporate entity is invited to get
involved with this effort, with multiple opportunities
for name recognition resulting.
Through this fund-raising effort, the K-9 Soldiers
organization will be able to expand their facilities
in order that these brave dogs will be cared for while
transitioning back to civilian life.
PLG was commissioned by a school benefactor
to create a living sculpture of a former student, whose
untimely death in an aviation accident shook their entire
learning community. The 11 year-old boy is is depicted
playing the game he loved, basketball, and is located
on a newly created court at the Providence, RI private