Huntington Beach, California: Statue Of Old Sarge - Dog Hero of World War II

Old Sarge, fighting Marine Corps "Devil Dog" of World War II, was a brave German shepherd who saved 9 marines and was awarded a purple heart. When he died at age 20, Old Sarge was seen off with a full military funeral and 15 gun salute.

Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery

Address:
19542 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA
Directions:
Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery, Beach Blvd and Yorktown Ave. Old Sarge is close to the entrance.
Phone:
714-962-7111
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Old Sarge buried here.

Statue Of Old Sarge - Dog Hero of World War II

On the corner of Beach Blvd and Yorktown stands Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery. Your standard fare for a pet cemetery: Rows of markers for Fido and Mittens, small statues and a separate "cat area." Rumored to be the last resting place of John Wayne's German Shepherd and a few pets belonging to Karen Carpenter.

Features a statue monument to "Old Sarge,, WWII hero and honored member of the US Marine Corps.

[Matt and Kasey, 03/07/2012]

Old Sarge was a trained German Shepherd, a decorated war hero of the World War II Pacific theater, saving nine marines in combat. He survived to return to the states, and when he died he received a military funeral.

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