By John C. Burnam

ISBN-10: 1402754477

ISBN-13: 9781402754470

In a Vietnam conflict memoir in contrast to any released sooner than, John C. Burnam recollects his carrier in-country as a scout puppy handler within the twenty fifth Infantry Division's forty fourth Infantry Platoon (Scout puppy) together with his canines comrades, Hans, bushes, and Clipper. Like 10,000 different younger wrestle squaddies, Burnam enjoyed and cared for his canine, actually sporting their meals and water into conflict, as they positioned injured GIs, searched out Vietcong guns caches and lethal booby traps, and alertly thwarted enemy assaults and ambushes. greater than 57,000 americans misplaced their lives in Vietnam, and numerous others have been wounded, taken prisoner, or mentioned lacking in motion; hundreds of thousands extra may have fallen sufferer had it now not been for using German shepherds for scouting, sentry, and patrolling and Labrador retrievers for monitoring. but those intrepid animals' carrier has been mostly forgotten. in truth, the approximately 4,000 American warfare canines of Vietnam have been categorised as "equipment" on the war's finish. Deemed expendable regardless of the impassioned pleas in their handlers, hundreds of thousands have been deserted to unknown fates. Vietnam warfare canines is a stirring battle tale yet one who honors the braveness of genuine males and their actual top associates. eight pages of black-and-white photographs complements this fantastically written testimonial to the power and braveness of America's squaddies and the heroics in their puppy groups throughout the Vietnam struggle. "An real and compelling tale through a two-tour wrestle infantry veteran. learn this exceptional book." —Lieutenant basic Harold G. Moore (U.S.A., ret.) co-author of We have been infantrymen as soon as and younger: Ia Drang, The conflict that modified the struggle in Vietnam

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