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Date Posted: 20:56:26 10/09/11 SunPDT
Author: John Davenport
Author Host/IP: 24.16.173.108
Subject: Re: Pleiku AFB-633rd-Yep the memories are still there....'67-68
In reply to: Jeff Kurtz 's message, "Re: Pleiku AFB-633rd-Yep the memories are still there....'67-68" on 21:32:41 12/27/10 MonPST

>I was at Pleiku with Jeff. We both went to CRB. I arrived at Pleiku on April 8, 2000. I was partnered
>with Rebel. Very smart dog, but he was getting too
>old at that time to be real effective on post.
>Another guy who was going back to The World had a dog
>named Nicky. He liked how I worked and handled Rebel,
>and asked if I'd take Nicky when he left. Nicky was
>an excellent dog; and since Rebel could hardly walk
>the post for an entire shift, I took Nicky. After
>being at Pleiku for about 4 months, about 5 of us were
>transferred down to Cam Ranh Bay. We took our dogs
>with us and finished our tour at Cam Ranh.
>
>>I was in Pleiku 67-68. Had a fine "four footed radar"
>>courtesy of Uncle Sammy, Chief was the name. One
>>handsome German shepherd - seemed the only K9 he got
>>along with was Penny. I still remember some of the
>>other K9 like Rebel, Putzi, Duke, Dixie, Rex, and
>>others. Troopers all. As handlers we had a
>>comradeship all our own. An example of this is when
>>we were visited by several Army dog handlers fresh
>>from the field. They made it straight to our barracks
>>for a bunk, a long card game and of course some new
>>leashes for the K9. One of the Army dogs in
>>particular was a black lab. Friendly as can be and
>>could alert like crazy. Yep, the memories are still
>>there. God Bless you all.
>>
>>dc

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[> [> Re: Pleiku AFB-633rd-Yep the memories are still there....'67-68 -- Regis Kurtz (I could be related to you), 23:13:17 07/27/12 FriPDT (71.70.251.85)

>I was in Pleiku from 1967 to 1967. I was in the 1878 ground radio maintance, the building above yours. I can remember your men & dogs stopping in our shop some nights for coffee. Your people taught me a lot about dogs that I still remember till this day. If you get a chance send me an email & if you have a picture of youirself from back then send it al;ong amnd a little about yourself. I originally came from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Regis Kurtz
07-28-12

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