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Date Posted: 14:29:30 02/09/08 SatPST
Author: Douglas Davis
Author Host/IP: 24.247.16.48
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?
>
>I'm not real sure I want to find out about both dogs but I don't want to go on without knowing.
Smoke 978X was the dog I handled at Phu Cat from 3/68 to 3/69.
Mike M401 was the dog I trained and took back to Seymour Johnson AFB. I just found out he went to Udorn,Thailand in 1968.
Thanks,
Doug

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[> Re: Vietnam Dog Information -- Tom Wilson, 19:50:14 04/11/08 FriPDT (24.121.113.43)

I was a sentry dog handler 8/66 to 8/67, my dog's name was Rinnie 681F. I would liked to know what happened to him. He was a very big and very agessive dog. We were featured in the military newspaper (can't remember its name), Rinnie had to have one of his K-9's replaced with a stainless steel tooth. We were stationd at Bien Hoa AFB.




>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)

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