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Date Posted: 16:11:26 04/30/05 SatPDT
Author: Jackie r. kays
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Subject: Re: Poem Dedication
In reply to: Jackie r. Kays 's message, "Poem Dedication" on 16:08:51 04/30/05 SatPDT

>Hi Guys,
>I wrote and dedicated this poem to all dog handler of
>I was never a dog Handler. But as an NCO, I truly
>understood and appreciated the difficult, and
>dangerous task that you and your dog was continuously
>assigned. You both played an important and intricate
>part in Base Security.
>I thank you and your dog for your service, during a
>time when other refused to serve and defend this great
>The Dreaded K-9
>In the mirror of my soul echoes
>the ghost of a jungle war long
>Sights and sounds so surreal,
>the smell of napalm as it
>burns on a nearby hill.
>A pop flare slowly drifts
>across the razor fence,
>as pajama clad shadows
>in slow motion perform
>their strange, exotic dance.
>The Dreaded K-9
>The death defying silence
>broken by the roar of a
>noisy 105.
>Instantly followed by the
>crack of small arms fire,
>and the jungle comes alive.
>Out of the jungle darkness,
>a single voice in time.
>Heel Blackie! Heel!
>Enemy beware!
>For here lurks the
>dreaded K-9
>Jackie R. Kays
>Dedicated to all military police K-9 Handlers and
>their dogs that served in SEA during the Vietnam war.
>Best Regards,
>Jackie R. Kays
>S/Sgt. USAF

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[> [> Sorry about that! -- Jackie r. kays, 16:24:21 04/30/05 SatPDT (

Sorry about the multiple post!
I have to blame it on my age. I refuse
to blame it on stupidity …smile.

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