Memorial being dedicated at Fayetteville museum salutes K-9s who served in Special Forces

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina — A memorial is being dedicated to dogs who have served in the special forces.

A life-sized, bronze statue of a Belgian Malinois is scheduled for dedication on Saturday in Fayetteville at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

Organizers say it will be the only memorial to special operations K-9s in the world.

The memorial is located on a parade field with paver stones of North Carolina granite. Each stone bears the name, country of origin and year a special operations dog was killed.