Army Dog Face Shirt

Army Dog Face Shirt

 

You can never beat the durability, strength, fortitude and always watchful gaze of the Army Dog Face. He has you in his sights and is looking to put a firm grip on your demise. He will not beat. He won’t be beat. From sun up to sun down he has whethered the storm of battle, listened to the shrill sounds of artillery passing overhead, grabbed his rifle and stormed off into the hedgerows of Western France, the barren and desolate hills of Korea, the rot and heat infested jungles of Vietnam, Kosovo, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the little firefights across the globe that have names we will never know. He is the Army Dog Face!

A few choice lyrics from the Dog Faces of the 3rd Division!

I Wouldn’t Give A Bean
To Be A Fancy Pants Marine
I’d Rather Be A
Dog Face Soldier Like I Am

I Wouldn’t Trade My Old-O D’s
For All The Navy’s Dungarees
For I’m The Walking Pride
Of Uncle Sam

On Army Posters That I Read
It Says “Be All That You Can”
So They’re Tearing Me Down
To Build Me Over Again

I’m Just A Dog Face Soldier
With A Rifle On My Shoulder
And I Eat Raw Meat
For Breakfast E’V’RY Day

So Feed Me Ammunition
Keep Me In The Third Division
Your Dog Face Soldier’s A-Okay

What is a Dog Face?

According to the recollections of veteran Phillip Leveque:

Perhaps I should explain the derivation of the term “dogface”. He lived in “pup tents” and foxholes. We were treated like dogs in training. We had dog tagsĀ for identification. The basic story is that wounded soldiers in the Civil War had tags tied to them with string indicating the nature of their wounds. The tags were like those put on a pet dog or horse, but I can’t imagine anybody living in a horse tent or being called a horseface. Correctly speaking, only Infantrymen are called dogfaces. Much of the time we were filthy, cold and wet as a duck-hunting dog and we were ordered around sternly and loudly like a half-trained dog. (Source ~ Wikipedia)

The Dog Face is determined to get the job done and will ensure his safety and those of his brothers on the battlefield. They will never leave their fellow Dog Faces behind and they will bring everyone home.

Determination!