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Vietnam 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 and Handler CenterNew
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 Divisionupdated
"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 IPSD
38th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog) Homepage (Steve Ball).
39th IPSD
39th Scout Dog Platoon (173rd Airborne Brigade).
40th IPSD
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.
42nd IPSD
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
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 1961-1973.
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 Reference Bibliography
A resource page for books, magazine and newspaper articles on military dogs.
Australian Defence Force Trackers & War Dogs AssociationNew
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 efforts worldwide.
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.

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Military Units
Quigley's Down~Under
Steve Quigley's graphic intense tribute to those who served in Vietnam.
101st Airborne Division Page
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Home Page.
101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans
A brotherhood of Veterans who served with the 101st Airborne Division and/or the various units attached to the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.
101st Airborne Division Association
Thousands of men and women have served with the Army's famed 101st Airborne Division since it was activated on 16 August 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. These soldiers have served with the division in many places. These places might have been stateside for training, in England, France, Holland, or Germany during World War II, or somewhere in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1965 until the division returned to the states in 1972. Many other soldiers have served with the division more recently in Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Desert Storm/Gulf War, Somalia, and now in Bosnia. Fort Campbell, Kentucky has been the division's home for many years. Regardless of where you have served, the one thing we all have in common, is that we all wore the Screaming Eagle patch. The purpose of this website is to reach as many of these veterans as possible to inform them about our 101st Airborne Division Association. We will provide information on our national organization, and the 31 local affiliated chapters - who to contact, how to join, and what's coming up in our organization.
LZ Sally Web Page
The primary purpose of this page is to create a communication link between troops of the 101st Airborne Division who were based out of LZ Sally.
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Vietnam Reference
Statistics About The Vietnam War
Interesting stats...recommended by The History Channel.
The Virtual Wall
Welcome to The Virtual Wall, a digital, interactive legacy memorializing the men and women who gave their lives in Vietnam. The Virtual Wall ofers a unique experience for each visitor. Individual profiles, remembrances, reunion postings, name rubbings, custom reports, your own Virtual Wall page, and more - create your personal journey. Welcome to all who come to remember, learn and heal.
The National Vietnam War Museum, Inc.
We are a one of a kind Vietnam War Museum dedicated to bringing the people and events of the Vietnam War, a bitter, divisive conflict, to life so that current and future generations of Americans remember the Americans remember the Vietnam veteran's legacy of service, sacrifice and valor "Rendered in good faith and for good purpose." The museum is dedicated exclusively to public education purposes as per the Internal Revenue Code, 501 (3), Primarily being dedicated to educate all school students and Americans, including future generations with the intent that they better understand the experience of those who served in Vietnam and the Vietnam experience's lasting legacy upon this nation.
Studying The Vietnam War Online
This page is a guide to studying the Vietnam War using online resources only. My name is Bob Starr. I've been studying the Vietnam War as a serious hobby since 1989. I was too young to have served in Vietnam, but my instincts told me that this war was very important in the history of the United States, important in unusual ways: Vietnam was the first major U.S. war where there were serious questions about why we were there and what we should do. Since I was interested in history in general, and 20th century U.S. history in particular, I decided to focus on the Vietnam Was as a speciality.
Nam Vets Answer Questions
This site is brought to you to help you learn the truth about the Vietnam War and the men and women who fought there. It is not a place for you to hear war stories.
The Vietnam War Resource Guide
Tons of links to sites about the Vietnam War.
AFVN - American Forces Vietnam Network
Providing Radio and Television Information and Entertainment to the American Fighting Man and Woman -- "...From the Delta to the DMZ" --.
Sounds of Vietnam
The sound clips in the first section were recorded on a reel to reel recorder in Vietnam... They were then sent home and transferred to cassette. The most commonly used radios were the small transistor models bought on R or at the base PX. The sound quality is not the best but it sounded good to us back then (Real Player required to listen but you can download it from this web site).
Vietnam War History Research Files
Links to information on the Vietnam War.
Vietnam Magazine
Vietnam....The many complexities that made the war in Vietnam unique, including the people, battles, strategies, and weaponry are examined in each issue of Vietnam. Authoritative articles and first-hand accounts are accompanied by photography, illustrations and maps detailing battles and operations.
Vietnam War Internet Project
The Vietnam War Internet Project is an educational organization dedicated to providing information and documents about the various Indochina Wars and to the collection and electronic publication on the web of oral histories and memoirs of both those who served in and those who opposed those conflicts.
Vietnam War and Veteran Links (Suzanne Layne)
Welcome Home. This page is for your use. Research the Vietnam war and experience the most unforgettable age in history.
Vietnam Terminology and Slang
Fairly comprehensive listing and definitions of Vietnam Veteran's Terminology and Slang.
ARMY TALK IN VIETNAM FROM A (ao dai) to Z (zoomie)
Army Times, April 10, 1968 - With the Vietnam-bound replacement in mind, Army Times compiled this list of non-standard terms used in Vietnam.
Vietnam, Echoes From The Wall
The Vietnam War Era - a tumultuous period in American history - continues to cast a lingering shadow on politics and culture. Echoes From The Wall, an interactive educational tool, goes beyond the history of that era, enabling every high school student to gain a heightened sense of responsibility, leadership and global understanding. This website will help create generations of enlightened historians and informed citizens.
Vietnam Remembered
This page is dedicated to those who served in Vietnam. Even though it was a time of turmoil, protest, sex drugs and rock and roll, just a few images to remind us of our time in history. Places like Saigon,Mekong Delta and Ashau Valley, will be etched in our minds forever. I am proud to have served and wanted to say to all who served, a Thank You.For those we lost and left behind "Lets We Never Forget".
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Veterans Support
Vietnam Veteran's Home Page
On-line forum for Vietnam Veterans and their families and friends to exchange information, stories, poems, songs, art, pictures, and experiences in any publishable form.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial serves as a testament to the sacrifice of American military personnel during one of this nation's least popular wars. By erecting this memorial, it was hoped that the issue of the veterans and their sacrifice could be separated from the U.S. policy in the war, thereby creating a venue for reconciliation. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is today the most visited National Park Service site in Washington, D.C.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is open daily from 8 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. A ranger station is open during these hours to assist visitors in locating names on the memorial.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Administration)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Internet World Wide Web (WWW) Server is a world wide resource that provides information on VA programs, veterans benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software. Made available on September 1994, the VA WWW serves several major constituencies including the veteran and his/her dependents, Veterans Service Organizations, the military, the general public, and VA employees around the world. Currently the VA WWW Server provides a monthly average of 600,000 document retrievals to over 26,000 unique electronic addresses. These documents are easily accessible and richly linked from their table of contents, as well as searchable by keyword.
National Archives and Records Administration
Discover NARA's nationwide holdings, learn about family history/genealogy research and veterans' service records, learn how to order reproductions, search the NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL) database, locate Government documents and library materials, and more.
Find Federal records schedules, records management guidance, drafts for public comment, reports, GRS20, Federal agency records officer contacts, and more.
National Personnel Records Center - Military Records
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), Military Personnel Records (MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at Naval medical facilities. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law.
This site is provided for those seeking information regarding military personnel, health and medical records stored at NPRC (MPR). It includes complete instructions for preparing and submitting requests.
Veteran's news and information.
Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc
The VVnW was formed in Pennsylvania in May, 1980 by a small group of veterans to provide information and services not easily obtained elsewhere.
The goal was to serve Veterans of not only the Vietnam Era, but anyone who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. at any time; in the Armed Forces of Allied countries during theVietnam era; civilians who served in Vietnam in support of the U.S. forces; and concerned citizens in support of all veterans.
The VVNW is active in Veterans Health Initiatives, public awareness of the POW/MIA issue, Agent Orange, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and public education on the Vietnam War.
Children of Vietnam Vets Web Ring
National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs
Research and Education on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Stars and Stripes Newspaper
Digital version of Nation's oldest Veterans' Newspaper. Stars and Stripes is a trademark of Stars and Stripes Omnimedia, Inc. This web site is separate and distinct from publications under the same name as published by the Department of Defense.
European & Pacific Stars and Stripes Newspaper
Serving the Military online since 1995.
VetFriends.Com is a free membership service that helps you locate your friends who are on active duty, reserve, or a veteran of the U.S. military.

Becoming a member entitles you to:
  • Search for military personnel and veterans.
  • Post and learn about upcoming reunions.
  • Post personal ads.
  • Read news related to the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps.

The following links to assist Veterans were generously compiled and provided by Ms. Linda Johnson of the Springfield, Massachusetts City Library. Thank you Linda.

Guidance For Veterans Mental Health
Help and Guidance For Veterans Seeking Help for PTSD and Substance Abuse.
PTSD: National Center for PTSD
From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Finding a Therapist.
PTSD: A Guide for the Homeless and Those in Need
A Guide for the Homeless and Those in Need: How to Stop Living Out of Your Car.
Resources for Homeless Veterans
From Construction Sites to Constructed Housing: Resources for Homeless Veterans.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
How to Make the Most (Financially) Out of Your Military Career
Operation We Are Here
Financial assistance for military & veteran families.
Homes For Homeless Vets
Homes for Homeless Vets: Giving America's Heroes the Support They Deserve

Returning to civilian life after a successful career in the military is not always the smooth transition veterans imagine it will be. Veterans return to their hometowns only to find that their jobs are no longer waiting for them, or their service-related injuries or trauma make it impossible to hold a steady job. This can create a spiral of problems, making it challenging to thrive. Through no fault of their own, many veterans find themselves without a place to live, even after dedicating part of their lives to serve their country.

Real Warriors
Support For Veternas and Their Struggles

The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign through the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) to support the promotion of psychological health, reduce stigma of psychological health concerns and encourage help seeking behavior for service members, veterans and their families.

Legal Advice for Veterans
Supporting Our Heroes: Help For Veterans' Legal Concerns


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