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Information about K-9 Cemetery

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Type
Cemetery
Location
K-9 Cemetery, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines
Distance From City Center
1.7 km
Family Friendly
No
Average rating
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K-9 Cemetery

 

The K-9 Cemetery located at Clark City, Pampanga near the Nayong Pilipino Theme Park, is a cemetery built by the U.S. Air Force for “dog heroes” who served with them in line of duty during their stay here in the Philippines. The cemetery, which covers an area of about 200 square meters, was established in the 1980s before the Americans left the then-military air base.

 

Dog Heroes

The K-9 Cemetery is regarded by many as a significant historic landmark, given that these high-breed dogs were also part of the military ranks and served in the armed forces like regular military men, and serves as a resting place for these dogs hailed as heroes by their fellows. 

Around 150 U.S. military dogs have been buried in the cemetery, with each having its own tomb and bronze markers with their names engraved on it.  

 

Site Restoration

The dog cemetery has been under the jurisdiction of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) when the American Air Force left the area in the early 1990s. It has been reported that the cemetery was demolished, but the management has reassured the public that it is only undergoing an improvement plan and will be developed as part of the tourism destinations within the Clark Freeport Zone.