Seeking military information about War Dog "Rex"

My Grandmother told us all about her war Dog from when he was a kid, and a few days ago when we were helping clean out some closets at her house, we found his discharge paperwork. I am on this site trying to research his service history. I would love to find out more info on him and his service. I would love to share anything I find as well. I have attached a photo is the discharge paper for Rex. 

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  • Dear Mr. Prescott,


    Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!


    The information on the certificate you shared may be useful in identifying specific records related to Rex’s service. Please include as much information as possible (e.g. serial number, enlistment date, branch of service) in your inquiry to the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at


    Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.


    We hope this is helpful.

  • Hi Jeremy,

    My name is Liana Ascolese and I am the Communications Manager for the National Archives Foundation. We send out a weekly newsletter called the Archives Experience that tells stories using the holdings of the National Archives, and I am wondering if we can feature Rex's discharge certificate in our August 1st issue. Let me know and if you have any questions, please reach out to me at Thank you!