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Dog Handler Association|
The VDHA is made-up of over 1,600 Vietnam Veterans, 90% of who served as dog
handlers, veterinarian technicians and veterinarians. We publish an 8-page, BI-monthly
newsletter called Dogman. We have BI-annual reunions, the next will be in
Phoenix, AZ in 2004. We elect VDHA officers every two years. We also have
representative Unit Directors from every unit that served in Vietnam.
Active membership is open to those who served in a dog unit in: W.W.II, Korea,
Vietnam, Thailand, Desert Storm or Bosnia. Supporter status is open to
others who are interested in the VDHA, however, supporters can not hold office.
Military Working Dog Heritage Museum
MWDHM Mission Statement:
"To preserve and share America's military working dog heritage.”
MWDHM Vision Statement:
"To discover, curate, preserve, and exhibit world-class displays of America's military working dog history and ensure that the legacy and heritage of America's dog teams inspires future generations."
Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc.|
Our mission statements include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supporting Current Dog Handler Teams,
Supporting Veteran Dog Handler events/causes,
Supporting retired Military Working Dogs,
Supporting the War Dog Memorial.
Thailand Dog Handlers|
USAF Dog Handlers Stationed in Thailand Supporting the Vietnam War.
25th IPSD, First Cavalry Division
"Me, Photographs, Scout Dog Platoon, Vietnam" (Gary Zemel). This is for me. It's to remember. It's to fix what I can. It's to say
thanks. It's to anguish. It's for joy.
Scout dog handler. Vietnam, 8/70-5/71. My experience. Sixteen short stories.
About 140 photos. Photos of me, the guys, the dogs, the Vietnamese, Saigon,
Bien Hoa, Vung Tau.
Many photos are of 25th and 34th Scout Dog Platoon members. I thank them for
putting up with my camera and me. I want them to know, my fondest memories
are of this time. I hope these photos bring joy.
35th SPS K-9|
Craig Lord's Unit Homepage.
38th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog) Homepage (Steve Ball).
39th Scout Dog Platoon (173rd Airborne Brigade).
40th Scout Dog Platoon (4th Infantry Division). This page is dedicated to all of our dogs and to all of the guys who didn't make it back. Our dogs never got to come home! They were classified as equipment and left to the South Vietnamese or euthanized.
Welcome to all that visit The 42nd Scout Dog Platoon's website. We hope that what you see and read will be both informative and educational. The legacy of the Scout Dog and his handler is a subject that is not commonly known about by the general public, even by those with a military background. The world needs to be aware of the dogs and handlers and what they did to help us all. And about how much they gave, and what our government and the Armed Services did to all the dogs. Check back often, as we will be expanding our site as additional information and photos are sent in to us both by other veterans of the 42nd Scout Dog Platoon and by the veterans of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division that they were on patrol with.
48th IPSD Unit Homepage (Tom Sykes)|
"Hell on Paws." This site is dedicated to the men and dogs who served with the 48th Scout Dog Platoon during the years it supported US Army Infantry units in Vietnam from 11 January 1967 through 30 March 1972.
50th IPSD Unit Homepage (Billy Barnes).
Toni Gardner's book on the men and dogs of the 47th IPSD|
Toni Gardner's book titled "WALKING WHERE THE DOG WALKS , An Interspecies Odyssey in Vietnam, 1968-69", published 2006, read Chapter One online
377th Security Police Squadron, Tan Son Nhut (Sentry Dog Handler Charles E. Penley)
Welcome to the best Un-Official Homepage of the Tan Son Nhut, Air Base, 377th Combat Security Police Squadron,
Republic of Vietnam. This site is dedicated to all the brave men and women that served on the installation from
|US Navy K-9 Unit, Da Nang|
This page is dedicated to those men and dogs that made up the unit and especially in memory for those of us who died over there (Dick King).
|Combat Tracker Teams|
This site is dedicated to the Combat Tracker Teams of the Vietnam War and in grateful appreciation for their honorable service and to those that trained them and made survival possible.
Military Police - Vietnam Sentry Dogs Alumni
Quartermaster War Dog Program|
Info on U.S Army Use of Dogs 1942-Present.
Quartermaster Museum - War Dogs
A resource page for books, magazine and newspaper articles on military dogs.
Australian Defence Force Trackers & War Dogs Association
The aims of the association are
- To foster and maintain a point of contact for military working dog (MWD) units and federal and state service dog agencies.
- To develop, promote and perpetuate the comradeship inspired by service with or in support of Australian Defence Force units working with dogs.
- To create and maintain strong links with current serving members and ex-members and their families.
Space Coast War Dog Association|
Helping to preserve the memory of the past, present, and future Military Working Dogs through public education and community relations.
Guardians of the Night|
Heather D. Rathburn (USN) - I have been handling Military Working Dogs for the past four years. I handled three patrol dogs, an explosive dog and the
only narcotic dog in the area. I want to hear the stories from fellow handlers. I am very interested in the stories of how the
Military Working Dogs or Police Dogs have effected their lives. I honestly believe that with every dog team there is a story. If
the stories are told, I think others will understand the love and devotion that dog handlers have. These dogs are more than just
issued equipment, they are our partners. They will stand by us through thick and thin. They make a very difficult job bearable. Please help me get the stories out.
Department of Defense Official Military Working Dogs Training School|
The Mission of the DoD Dog Center is to provide trained military working dogs and handlers for the Department of Defense,
other government agencies and allies through training, logistical, veterinary support and research and development for security
War Dogs Documentary|
The "War Dogs, America's Forgotten Heroes" documentary, which premiered on the Discovery Channel on February 15, 1999,
was produced to educate America about the war dogs and the pivotal role they played in the Vietnam War. It tells the
heart-wrenching story of the bond between the dogs and their handlers and the great lengths they each took to save one another
from the tragedies of war. It also recounts less than 200 of these valiant dogs returned to America at the close of the war, and how
none of them were honored.
The documentary, produced by GRB Entertainment, was funded largely in part by Nature's Recipe Pet Foods. Donating countless
hours to the effort to make this documentary a reality, Jeffrey Bennett, Nature's Recipe Pet Foods founder, president and CEO,
served as the film's co-executive producer in bringing this compelling story to the American people.
The Military Working Dog Commemorative Stamp Drive|
The K-9 Corps Stamp Committee (K-9 CSC) has been formed to request that the United States Postal Service
issue a commemorative stamp honoring our nation's military working dogs that have served faithfully Since World
War II. Our primary sponsor is The Vietnam Dog Handler Assoc., a nonprofit organization comprised of veteran
handlers from all wars and civilians who have an interest in the history and the future of America's military working dogs.
The K-9 CSC believes that a commemorative stamp is long overdue. These silent warriors and forgotten veterans
can not speak for themselves. This project will not only recognize their efforts on our behalf but will help to educate
people about their role in the U.S. military and the contributions they have made.
|National War Dog Memorial Fund|
We can not give up on the long over due nationally mandated memorial in their honor. We, as a free nation, owe it to these War Dogs.
The American people need to officially recognize and honor the services and sacrifices of
our Nation's War Dogs, from all wars, by establishing a "National War Dog Memorial" in
our Nation's Capitol of Washington D.C.
War Dogs Memorial|
Information, directions - War Dogs Memorial is sculpted, by world-renown sculptor, A. Thomas Schomberg.
The bronze and granite War Dogs Memorial will stand 16 feet and 10 feet at its base.
About the War Dogs Memorial location - The first of two War Dogs Memorials was unveiled on Presidents' Day, 2000, at March Air Field (Air Reserve Base; adjoining the former AFB). The second Memorial was dedicated at Fort Benning, Georgia on October 8,2000.