1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 29, 2022 11:01 AM by Rebecca McCormick

    Seeking information/photos on Rufus Mayo & K9 partner Caesar

    Sherri Swanson Wayfarer

      Rufus G. Mayo and K9 Caesar were in the Second Raider Battalion during World War II. Mayo enlisted in the Marines on December 16, 1941, and was assigned as a handler attached to the First Marine Dog Platoon. He and Caesar fought in the jungles of Bougainvillea. I believe Caesar was the first war dog to be wounded in combat. Can that be confirmed? I have no information on when Rufus G. Mayo was discharged from the Marine Corps or what Happened to war dog Caesar. By 1943, Rufus G. May was a veteran of the fighting in the Pacific. Mayo, passed away May 11, 1960 in Houston. Any information and photos would be helpful. Thanks