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Washington Devil Dogs

The name Devil Dogs was given to members of the Marine Corps by German soldiers to describe U.S. Marines who fought in the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918. The Marines fought with such ferocity that they were likened to "Dogs from Hell."

 

The Military Order of the Devils Dogs, more commonly called “The Dogs” is a subsidiary of the Marine Corps League.  We elect our own officers, conduct our own business meetings and report to our own chain of command.  The membership of “The Dogs” is made up of members of the League who have been members in good standing for one year or longer and are recommended for membership by upstanding Dogs in the Pound.  Essentially, the Military Order of the Devil Dogs are ‘the best of the best’ as they comprise less than ten percent of the total League membership and yet are found at virtually all functions or working parties; often the entirety of those who turn out to participate are “The Dogs”.

 

The different units of the Dogs are related to the units within the Marine Corps League as follows: 

Pound = Detachment; Pack = Department; Division = Division; Kennel = National. 

 

Washington State currently has 6 pounds within the Pack:

 

Geoduck Pound #118

Sir Pound Keeper Ted Carney

 

Jim Chamberlin Pound #185

Sir Pound Keeper PDD Tim Kruse

 

Olympic Peninsula Pound #211

Sir Pound Keeper DD Mark Gorman

 

Lewis & Clark Pound #225

Sir Pound Keeper  Lynn Bolte

Mt. St. Helens Pound #287

Sir Pound Keeper PDD John Witham

Robert E. Bush MOH Pound #353

Sir Pound Keeper James Deacon

 

 

Washington Pack Officers:

 

                        Worthy Pack Leader 

                           PDD Bonnie Holden

                          

 

 

                        Worthy Senior Vice Pack Leader 

                           PDD TJ Morgan

                          

 

 

                        Worthy Junior Vice Pack Leader 

                            PDD John "Moose" Moysiuk

                           

 

                       

                        Worthy Smart Dog

                           PDD Mark Schildknecht

                          

 

 

                        Worthy Police Dog

                            PDD Dennis Dressler

                           

 

 

                        Worthy Barking Dog

                           PDD Jim Brown

                                                     

 

 

                        Worthy Dog Trainer

                           DD Larry Alcantara

                          

 

 

                        Worthy Watch Dog 

                           PDD Doug Shurtleff

                          

 

 

                        Worthy Mad Dog

                           DD Mark Gorman

                          

 

        

 

                        Worthy Dog Robber

                           PDD Randy Ott

                          

 

                        Worthy Junior Past Pack Leader 

                           PDD Rex Hopper

                          

 

 

                        2015 Pack Dog of the Year

                           DD George Hilbish