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Date Posted: 00:17:47 09/26/03 FriPDT
Author: Stephen Pippenger
Author Host/IP: 66.244.96.168
Subject: Re: Vietnam Dog Information
In reply to: Tom Mitchell 's message, "Vietnam Dog Information" on 12:35:53 02/23/03 SunPST

>Are you a Vietnam Vet dog handler? Do you want to know
>what happened to your dog?
>
>The VDHA has access to some information about dogs
>that served in Vietnam. Compiled by Dr. Howard Hayes,
>these records are a result of his painstaking research
>into the affect Agent Orange had our dogs. A result of
>his research is a pretty accurate list of dogs, their
>brand number, unit and the dispositon of the dog.
>
>So, if you're were a dog handler in Vietnam and would
>like to know what happened to your dog, e-mail me and
>we'll look it up for you. If you served after 1968 we
>have about a 90% chance of finding the info. Prior to
>that the records were, well, let's say they were not
>that good, maybe 50%.
>
>Tom Mitchell
>vdha@cox.net
>Founding Member, Vietnam Dog Handler Association (VDHA)


I was a handler at Udorn and was handling a dog named Mike his number was M930. I know when I left he had been retrained with another handler. When was he put down and why? 1968-1969


sdp69

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[> Re: Vietnam Dog Information -- Richard L. Wahl, 15:32:38 10/11/03 SatPDT (205.188.209.13)

>Are you a Vietnam Vet dog handler? Do you want to know
>what happened to your dog?
>I was a dog handler with 12th Security Police Squadron Feb 1967-Aug 1967 my dog was REX A836 I would like to find out any information I can on my dog, what happned to him and handlers who had REX after I left the k-9 section. Thanks
>The VDHA has access to some information about dogs
>that served in Vietnam. Compiled by Dr. Howard Hayes,
>these records are a result of his painstaking research
>into the affect Agent Orange had our dogs. A result of
>his research is a pretty accurate list of dogs, their
>brand number, unit and the dispositon of the dog.
>
>So, if you're were a dog handler in Vietnam and would
>like to know what happened to your dog, e-mail me and
>we'll look it up for you. If you served after 1968 we
>have about a 90% chance of finding the info. Prior to
>that the records were, well, let's say they were not
>that good, maybe 50%.
>
>Tom Mitchell
>vdha@cox.net
>Founding Member, Vietnam Dog Handler Association (VDHA)

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