marine mascot

‘Jiggs’ of the Marines Guards the Gunner’s Baby.
While J.A. Burch, USMC, is fighting in the South Pacific, his 8 month old daughter, Erie is well protected by her devoted friend, the Leatherneck mascot at Quantico, Virginia. The dog is resplendent for the photograph on his blue dress uniform with service stripes. 1943. (USMC Photo for National Geographic)