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Date Posted: 16:13:52 05/19/08 MonPDT
Author: Bill McGee
Author Host/IP: 72.198.41.165
Subject: Re: PLEIKU AFB K-9 (633d, 6254th SPS)
In reply to: Jeff Kurtz 's message, "Re: PLEIKU AFB K-9 (633d, 6254th SPS)" on 10:45:32 12/30/06 SatPST

>I remember all of those dogs that you mentioned. I was the kennel master there from 7'69 to 7-70. We had a great group of handlers and dogs. I was in Nam as a dog handler from 4/8/70 thru 4/7/71.
> I was at Pleiku until around 7/70 when about 4 of us
>were transferred to Cam Ranh Bay. When I first got to
>Pleiku, I had a dog named Rebel. Best "trick" dog
>I've ever seen, but he was very old, and couldn't
>really walk a post all night. Another guy was going
>back to the world, and asked if I'd consider taking
>his dog, Nicky, when he left. He knew I'd treat his
>dog right, and liked the way I handled. I just
>stumbled across this forum today. Amazing. At one
>time, I was good friends with Bruce Kinnaird and Bill
>Mitchell. Often wondered what became of them. I'm
>going to try to contact them as well. Sorry I don't
>know the guy you're looking for, but I'm glad I found
>this...
>
>>I WAS A DOG HANDLER AT PLEIKU 11-68 TO 11-70 I HANDLED
>>PAL M651 AND REX. IN LATE 70 WHEN THE CHANGE CAME I
>>WAS SWITHCHED TO A QRT TEAM WITH SSGT. S.L. BLEVENS AS
>>LEADER. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE. IS THERE A
>>JIM CONAHAND OUT THERE IF SO LET'S HEAR FROM YOU

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