VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums:

Friday, February 22, 05:42:29pmLogin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12[3] ]


[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: 08:39:11 12/21/02 SatPST
Author: Frank Durgan
Author Host/IP: 152.163.189.136
Subject: Pleiku AB 10/67-11/68

trying to found any old buddies that were at Pleiku during that time..Would like any info about my two dogs..Dixie A663 and Imp.. Was told by Tom Hill that an idiot walk my dog Imp to death..FNGs don't know anything.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


Replies:

[> Re: Pleiku AB 10/67-11/68 -- Ken Smerecki, 12:48:31 01/28/03 TuePST (136.2.1.153)

>trying to found any old buddies that were at Pleiku
>during that time..Would like any info about my two
>dogs..Dixie A663 and Imp.. Was told by Tom Hill that
>an idiot walk my dog Imp to death..FNGs don't know
>anything.
I was stationed at Pleiku from march 68 to march 69. I handled Duke 759E. Don't now if you remember me but have a picture of you and myself in my cubicle. Drop me an email if you can.


[ Edit | View ]



[> Re: Pleiku AB 10/67-11/68 -- Tom Mitchell, 12:16:29 02/23/03 SunPST (68.8.128.108)

Info for you on Dixie, A663.

Dixie was with the 6254th Air Police at Pleiku in 1965, staying there when it was changed to the 633rd APS and then the 633rd SPS. Dixie was transferred to the 377th at Tan Son Nhut sometime in 1971-72. She was put down in 1972 at the age of 9, which means she was a great dog and healthy too. Most sentry dogs died at age 6-7 and most socut dogs did not live past three years. I hope this info helps.

Tom Mitchell
Founding Member, Vietnam Dog Handler Association


[ Edit | View ]


[> [> Re: Pleiku AB 10/67-11/68 -- Frank Durgan, 17:30:51 02/27/03 ThuPST (152.163.189.136)

Thank you very much for the information on Dixie..She was a great dog and we spent a lot of time together on the fence line..some good and some bad. She made my tour over there worth the time I stayed there..She had the ability to train any new handler and she looked out for them..We were a great team..Again thank you so much
tom for the information
>
>Dixie was with the 6254th Air Police at Pleiku in
>1965, staying there when it was changed to the 633rd
>APS and then the 633rd SPS. Dixie was transferred to
>the 377th at Tan Son Nhut sometime in 1971-72. She was
>put down in 1972 at the age of 9, which means she was
>a great dog and healthy too. Most sentry dogs died at
>age 6-7 and most socut dogs did not live past three
>years. I hope this info helps.
>
>Tom Mitchell
>Founding Member, Vietnam Dog Handler Association


[ Edit | View ]


[> Re: Pleiku AB 10/67-11/68 -- JERRY G. BAIJOT, 19:04:25 11/05/03 WedPST (152.163.252.229)

WAS AT PLEIKU FOR A COUPLE MONTHS IN 1968 DURING THE SPRING AND THE ONSET OF THE MONSOON SEASON. I WALKED A DOG NAMED MARKO, A HUGE SHEPARD THAT WEIGHED ABOUT AS MUCH AS I DID. HE RULED THE POSTS WHEN I WALKED HIM.
JERRY BAIJOT USAF RET.


[ Edit | View ]



[> Re: Pleiku AB 10/67-11/68 -- Bill McGee, 16:39:04 04/08/04 ThuPDT (68.228.171.70)

>trying to found any old buddies that were at Pleiku
>during that time..Would like any info about my two
>dogs..Dixie A663 and Imp.. Was told by Tom Hill that
>an idiot walk my dog Imp to death..FNGs don't know
>anything.

I was in charge of the Sentry Dog Section at Pleiku from Jun 69-Jun70. You were gone before I took over from TSgt Givens. I remember both of those Dogs quite well. I don't know anything about Imp being walked to death, but if Hill said that, it was probably true. One thing I do know, I have a scar on my arm that Imp gave me during attack training one day. Durn good dog.


[ Edit | View ]



[> Re: Pleiku AB 10/67-11/68 -- Jes Berghorn, 19:42:01 08/26/05 FriPDT (70.172.208.189)

My dad is Dick Berghorn. He was in Pleiku from 9/66-6/68. His Dog was Rommel A861. My dad pasted away a few years ago this week. That dog meant the world to him. My heart goes out to all of you handlers. I always felt that my father had additionsl pain after he left because he knew he was leaving Rommel behind. I was in D.c. Memorial Day weekend and it was very hard for me to see all the Vietnam memorials but no dog memorial. There is more than enough space near the wall.


[ Edit | View ]






Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.