Army & Navy - DEMOBILIZATION: The K-9s Come Home

After a year and a half as a combat dog in the South Pacific, Rex was carefully retrained by the Army for civilian life. Then he was turned back to his owner. For a while the German shepherd seemed as friendly and tractable as ever. But one day his front-line viciousness flared up again. In his master's backyard in Albany, Calif., Rex suddenly rose with a snarl, leaped a seven-foot fence, set upon 65-year-old Ume Akazi, a woman of Japanese descent. Before his master could pull him off, Rex gashed her knee severely.

With K-9 demobilization about half complete last...

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