Bulldog brigade mascot goes under the knife in South Korea

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Maj. Shane Andrews operates on Pfc. Tank Chester, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division mascot, at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
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Maj. Shane Andrews operates on Pfc. Tank Chester, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division mascot, at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Bulldog brigade mascot goes under the knife in South Korea

by: Marcus Fichtl | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 02, 2018

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — A Texas-based unit’s youngest and furriest soldier is breathing easier, literally, thanks to a Halloween-night surgery in South Korea.

Pfc. Tank Chester, a 7-month-old Victorian bulldog who serves as mascot for the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division “Bulldogs,” had his soft palate trimmed and nostrils widened at Camp Humphreys’ veterinary clinic to ease the airways for the member of the notoriously hard-breathing breed.

“He’s the face and symbol of who we are,” Cpl. Mitchell Duncan, Chester’s handler, said at the clinic Wednesday.

Chester, along with the rest of the Bulldog brigade, arrived in South Korea last month taking the reins as the 2nd Infantry Division’s sole brigade combat team on the peninsula.

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