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Date Posted: 19:12:15 10/13/14 MonPDT
Author: Chuck Helms
Author Host/IP: 108.9.13.104
Subject: Re: Proud to be a "Dogman"
In reply to: Chuck Collins, Phu-Cat AB 's message, "Proud to be a "Dogman"" on 22:25:42 09/14/14 SunPDT

>After 45 years you'd think these memories from being
>in Vietnam would subside but they only seem to
>amplify. We all remember going to the kennels every
>night in the pounding monsoon rain, getting our
>weapons, flares, C-Rations and worthless radios; Guard
>Mount and loading into the trucks every night getting
>posted. Here I am on Kilo 10 Alpha outside the wire
>patrolling for local Viet Cong. I remember a sense of
>terror sifting through the elephant grass with Selig
>pulling me all night! But, I also felt safe, confident
>and ready full well knowing that the Sappers probing
>the perimeter were very aware and afraid of the dogs
>attacking them. Dogmen had to have an "attitude" and
>we did. We knew the base would always be safe with dog
>teams on the perimeter. I loved being a dogman!


Good to hear from you, Sorry I missed you whence we're in Seattel

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[> Re: Proud to be a "Dogman" -- Gary Wheeler, 11:58:49 03/22/17 WedPDT (108.201.223.110)

>was in Phu Cat Dec. 66 Thru Jan 68. looking for guy who were there then.I have a hard time remembering names,were you there in 67? After 45 years you'd think these memories from being
>in Vietnam would subside but they only seem to
>amplify. We all remember going to the kennels every
>night in the pounding monsoon rain, getting our
>weapons, flares, C-Rations and worthless radios; Guard
>Mount and loading into the trucks every night getting
>posted. Here I am on Kilo 10 Alpha outside the wire
>patrolling for local Viet Cong. I remember a sense of
>terror sifting through the elephant grass with Selig
>pulling me all night! But, I also felt safe, confident
>and ready full well knowing that the Sappers probing
>the perimeter were very aware and afraid of the dogs
>attacking them. Dogmen had to have an "attitude" and
>we did. We knew the base would always be safe with dog
>teams on the perimeter. I loved being a dogman!

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[> [> Re: Proud to be a "Dogman" -- Scott Schindehette, 15:43:39 07/10/17 MonPDT (76.215.48.230)

Hey Gary Wheeler if you see this send me a email. Remember Germ?

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