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Donnie Jones 09-Sep-2013 10:31
Donnie Jones 44th IPSD Jan68-Aug.68 Infused to 47th IPSD Aug 68-May70. Instructor at Benning Scout Dog school & Tracker dog School I would be glad to hear from any of you I stayed at Benning live near Columbus Ga POC e-mail: jones149@charter.net H:7065051244 Cell: 7065775855 I'm hosting a reunion this year Oct25-27 2013 at Benning Please contact me if interested. A lot of us instructors and friends will be their.
Guest 25-Jul-2013 22:32
I served with the 212th MP CO (SD) FROM MAY OF 67 THRU DEC 69 I WAS LOOKING AT THE ROSTER OF ALL THE NAMES AND I DIDN'T SEE MINE DOES ANONE NO WHY?
I was in long binh 67 tay ninh 67 vin long 68 and long thanh 69 was a sgt
Guest 23-Jun-2013 22:38
Was a part of the 56th SPS K-( unit from 1973-1974> I want to thank my brother Dutch VanHatten for directing me to this website and I am now a life member. I am trying to locate Doug Perkins who was with me and Dutch in 73-74. He's from Arizona and the last base I know he was at was Wurtsmith AFB in Mi.
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Gene Weill 14-Dec-2011 20:24
Has taken me a lomg time to be able to try and reconnect. 35IPSD....DIAN..'67-'68.
Bobby Sickinger 18-Aug-2011 21:42
Paul Castel please contact Bobby Sickinger I lost your address and email info


cary dawkins 14-Jul-2011 02:12
I was with co.a 1/2 1st inf div.most of the time we had a scout dog from the 35th assigned to our plt.the handler was t.t. matthews.his dog name was king.he is from north carolina as i am.i always felt safer with king with us on patrol.tt matthews still lives in north carolina.and is retired from the post office.i retired from rockingham police dept.
Lee Gillispie 23-Jun-2011 02:05
I'll be. Just all I can say. I just saw a pic of Carl Adams and Andy 314f. I brought (Big) Andy to Nam from Glasgow AFB in Montana to Camp Bullis and on to Phan Rang. Carl must have taken over Big Andy when I left. Brings back some memories. I'll hae to post some pics and join this outfit. Take care my friends. I always wondered what happened to some of the guys. Lee
Sgt Earl Mansberry 08-Feb-2011 16:30
What an honor to reconise our dogs, that saved our butts and our bases,Thank God for the K-9 corp.
SSgt Conley Winston Ford 10-Jan-2011 03:14
Was stationed at Wheelus 1963-64 assigned to the 7272nd USAFE Hospital..resided in barracks across the street from the Airmen's Club. In addition to my regular medical/veterinary duties I worked part time driving a base taxi cab working as a host at the Airmen's Club.
Have loads of war stories and a few photographs to share... Worked for Doctors (DVM) Howard Temple and Florian T.(Irish) Szatalowicz & SMgt Molsted performing health/sanitary inspections of all base dining halls, commissary and all contract food serving establishments including remote of base sites.
Assisted in the operation of the base small animal clinic along with providing medical/veterinary services for the Sentry Dog/Base Air Police and King Idris the royal family. Anyone that would like to share war stories. I can be reached at cfordcon@comcast.net
Guest 12-Oct-2010 23:13
My name is Alice Renee Sonnen,I am still trying to locate anyone that knew my father: Donnie Kenneth Fetters. My father served in Vietnam and was a K9er. PLEASE contact me if you have any information,pics, etc on my father. I am also trying to locate his old dear friend...Tomas Ogden Stanley. You can reach me at 210-744-7731. Thank you and God Bless!
Alexander Zion 17-Sep-2010 14:46
I was stationed at Phan Rang from May 66 to May 67, as a K9 Handler. My dogs name was Hasso 158F. I was about a month ago I discovered the VDHA web site and started looking it over. When i looked at the site for Phan Rang and saw the roster of Handlers and Dogs, I didn't see "me". I have come to find out if you don't join the Veitnam Dog Handlers Association, you don't get listed on any of the rosters. Well I just a couple of days ago sent in my application and dues for both the VDHA and the Vietnam Security Police Association. The last couple of months have been like a ole home week, I have been contacted by people I haven't seen or talked to in 4o+ years. I even talked on the phone to the person who handled my dog after I PCS back to the world.
I still remember a Francis Parchuke, if anyone knows where he is say hi for me. He and I helped finish building the kennels as our dogs came down with heartworms.
I even dug into my old pictures an slides and sent them out to folks who have contacted me.
Oh well if any of mut pushers remember me send me an email adios
Jim Petty 01-Dec-2009 03:29
Need information on rocket or other attacks Bein hoa 72-73.Also needsd to contact any sp's that served there. Have information that might help if you have filed a claim for exposure to AO while serving there.
Corky Hall 24-Nov-2009 21:09
I was a dog handler at Bien Hoa 67-68, dogs name was Hobo a floppy eared small dog that I trained in Shoa Japan.
David Mills 16-Nov-2009 02:57
love to hear from the old group.I have some pic,if interested
David Mills 26-Oct-2009 20:45
I served with the 35th IPSD in vietnam between 19677&1968.My dogs name was argo-ok52
Rusty's22-Sep-2009 20:52
joe white, scott burpee,steve,tarazon,fred guidry,bobby birch,ABEAR. 72-73 brothers. this is Quincy/Rusty quincybrown50@yahoo.com
Robert Dailey 30-Jul-2009 06:07
I was a K-9 handler with the 3rd Security Police at Bien Hoa 8/69-8/70. My dog was Bruno (Super Bee). K-9 was a tight group. Many memories, many great friends and especially our protectors our Dogs. Feel free to contact me if you were at Bien Hoa in 69-70.
tommy 20-Jul-2008 05:09
does anyone have any pictures of Max Spangler-kia-1968? He is my brother.
Thomas Wilson 13-Jun-2008 01:55
I was a K-9 handler at Bien Hoa AFB RVN 8/66-8/67. My dog was Rinnie 681F. I just found out his fate after all these years. He was put to sleep December 20, 1970. I have never after all these years forgotten that war hero. Wish I could have adopted him. These "best friends" had a way of getting to your heart! I am greatful for this site,
James Snellenberger 09-Apr-2008 20:58
My Father is John Snellenberger ssgt in the USAF 366 stationed in Da, Nang, Vietnam 1970-1971. His dogs was Duke, and Spartacus in that order. Please contact me if you remember him and was stationed with him. his nick name was "SNELL"

email address snelly1972@gmail.com

Thank you
BILL HAMLIN 08-Feb-2008 02:43
THIS SITE IS THE GREATEST SITE I'VE SEEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IN SEPT.1967 I WAS ASSIGNED TO "UNITED STATES ARMY DOG TRAINING DETACHMENT VIETNAM"
WE WERE AT A ARVN DOG CAMP ON A SMALL ISLAND AND HAD TO TAKE A FERRY TO GET THERE.
THE FERRY WAS BY THE 199th. IN A SMALL VILLAGE (DON'T REMEMBER THE NAME)
AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME WE MOVED TO BIEN HOA BY THE 101st JUMP TOWER.EARLY IN 1968
I WENT TO THE 35th SCOUT DOG PLT. AT DIAN. AND ON TO B CO. 1/18
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT WAS WITH SAME ....................
I DON'T REMEMBER MANY PEOPLE EXCEPT RICHARD WINKLER VET.TECH.U.S.A.D.T.D.
AND BRUCE WOLFHEART .
BILL HAMLIN OHNOMRBILLYBOB@AOL.COM
susi 13-Jan-2008 19:19
great site, great tribute to all the dogs and handlers. they deserve to be in everyones thanks for the great work they did.
watched the film "rain" and thought it was ace.
Guest 15-Dec-2007 07:46
My name is Renee Fetters. My father was a K9er in Nam, his name was Donnie Kenneth Fetters. My father went into the hospital for a broken shoulder and died for no reason at all. Please contact me if you can share any info on him or have any pictures of him or his buddy Tomas Ogden Stanley. I really need to locate Mr. Stanley. My Email address is SAREALTOR@sbcglobal.net and my cell number is 210-744-7731. God Bless you all and keep up the good work.
Guest 19-Jun-2007 05:29
I think you're on a whole different level than a lot other people.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 13:28
Your photos have kept me glued to the computer screen for hours.
damian osuna 30-Oct-2006 05:03
good to see that we are not forgotten. i served at da nang in 72-73. my dog was spartacus. closed the gates. went to u-tapoa. thunder was my dog there. k-9 rules
Leonard Woods Jr 26-Oct-2006 00:53
I was at the marble mountain transmitter sight from nov,67 until nov,68. I stood lots of watches in the bunkers there. the last few months i stayed in the cp bunker and walked the lines at night. I was the one with the real loud music that the dogs used to alert on.
Jan Van Patten 01-Oct-2006 12:20
My dog Stillman and I recently presented a workshop at a conference in Oklahoma on animal assisted therapy. A man came up after the session and presented Stillman with a wardog bandanna. It was very interesting and moving to hear a little about him and his experiences, though there wasn't long to talk. I appreciate him directing me to this site! I would like to thank him and all of you who have done so much for all of us.
don hughes 21-Sep-2006 18:09
JUST CHECKING IN FOR THE FIRST TIME, PLEASED TO SEE SO MANY OTHER 46 IPSD ALUMNIS HAVE DONE THE SAME.CLASS OF 1970,ALIVE TODAY THANKS TO FRITZ, 7A247.
Bowman's Girl 20-Sep-2006 21:32
My father was Richard A Bowman he was a Kennel Master in Phan Rang in 1967-68. My father sadly passed away this passed New Years Eve, and we have been trying to find people that served with him at that time, because his records are not correct. We need this information for his footstone. If you can help please email me songbird22001@yahoo.com
Kenneth 07-Jul-2006 17:50
What a great site
jorge Hilerio 26-May-2006 19:25
I have the picture of my uncle Luis Antonio Hilerioif you want to postedin yourweb let me know..
Bill 11-May-2006 17:15

I have the utmost respect for the dog handlers and dogs of the Marine Scout Dog Platoons. We worked with dog teams a great deal in early 1968 on the DMZ . Smart , tough loyal and very brave .
mike payne 22-Feb-2006 01:07
my uncle was a dog handler in vietnam and i was just wondering if you had any photos of him that you could email me. my uncles name was mike payne. thank you for any help.
Wm McKissick 24-Jan-2006 17:17
Very nice photo arrangement. Am a little suprised that of all the pics, there was not one of your mascot, Cecil the phython. We caught a lot of rats for him to eat while I was Alpha Sector Supervisor, Charlie Flight from Sep 67 to Sep 68.
steve shatto 26-Dec-2005 03:48
merry christmas,just read A SOLDIERS BEST FRIEND, i was with the 44th ipsd cu chi jan 70 to sept 70. my dogs name was buddy. the book brought back a lot of memories good and bad.i wish now i had stayed in touch with the guys i met there ,but we were all sent different places when the div. pulled out. so if any body reads this that was there then please send me an email. steve shatto sshatto@woh.rr.com
Guest 20-Oct-2005 03:27
WELCOME HOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a wonderful site. Our most loyal friends should have the honor they deserve. there is nothing better than a dog to be there for you. I have read and seen pictures about the many lives they saved in Vietnam. And God knows they were also a comfort for you. I think there should be a memorial site in D. C. for them......................

Cynthia Morgan Blades

Montpelier, Louisiana
Dianne Hendrickson 02-Sep-2005 23:57
Hey, Cindy Corvin! I have a wondreful photo of Bo -1A76, it was sent to me with aletter from his trainer. Bo was one of the 204 that returned to CONUS! Bo was my dog! Sincerly,Dianne Hendrickson