North Carolina memorial dedicated to K-9 soldiers

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A memorial is being dedicated to dogs who have served in the special forces.

A life-sized, bronze statue of a Belgian Malinois is scheduled for dedication on Saturday in Fayetteville at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

Organizers say it will be the only memorial to special operations K-9s in the world.

The memorial is located on a parade field with paver stones of North Carolina granite. Each stone bears the name, country of origin and year a special operations dog was killed.

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