Pigeons were used during wartime – past and present Photo by Matt McPherson/The Valley ChronicleElla and Marie McPherson handle pigeons at The Valle Vista Moments in Time presentation of A Pigeon for Everyone. ■ Matt McPherson / Columnist Eddie Verdugo and Donovan White gave a fascinating presentation with live pigeons at the Valle Vista Library June 10. Verdugo and White have been breeding and showing pigeons since the age of 10 (around 1951) and have imported pigeons from Holland, Denmark, Germany and Canada. Did you know that pigeons were used as communications soldiers for the military? On numerous occasions, pigeons delivered vital information from behind enemy lines that saved entire battalions
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