Military Animal Companions Gabriel Putnam, Background - Historic Military Animal Use - Cavalry Mounted soldiers (horses, camels, elephants) Mobile infantry (ride to battlefield then dismount) Earliest known in century BC with Iranians Mostly phased out during the 1930's - Mascots Known since the 18th century British Still used extensively by Commonwealth Nations - Used widely in UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, and New Zealand Limited use in America - Two mules and a wolfhound in the Army - Bulldogs in the Marines - Several Navy ships have canine mascots A few others in Spain and Sri Lanka - Attack Animals Knockdown or tackling (dogs, Greeks, Romans, Spanish) Frighten warriors or animals (Egyptian lions, Greek pigs)
Monka (named after a Russian anti-personnel Mon-50 mine). She is with 58th Independent Motorized Infantry Brigade, a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces in the war zone, Eastern Ukraine. She is so called because she is small and agile, always at the center of events. When Monka starts looking for shelter, everyone knows - soon something will happen, enemy artillery or rifle fire will start working. Monka shares with Ukrainian men and women soldiers all the severity of the war: mud, cold and danger. Also, their food, the best and tastiest bits always go to Monka. Monka sends good wishes to all of you and says that Victory is close.
The infantry division Question So was doing some research of my grandfather and was wondering if the infantry division was special? His name is Alfredo Valiente. I don't know if he was a private or not. 4 Share Award BEST COMMENTS jcmog Of course it was special your grandad was part of it. Reply