Cappy and the Devil Dogs of the Marine Corps

'Andy', a devil dog, pointed out two strong Japanese machine gun nests with Pvc. Robert E. Lansley (left) and First Lt. Clyde A. Henderson, Commander of the Dog Platoon. (Getty Images)

Few breeds of dog are as intimidating as the Doberman. Powerful, strong, and imposing, this breed was designed to be scary enough to ward off danger, which is why the Doberman breed was adopted by the United States Marine Corps as their canine companion of choice. The USMC’s Devil Dogs, as they became known, served alongside the Marines…and the heroism of one of the Devil Dogs, Cappy, saved the lives of hundreds of men during the Battle for Guam.