There were over 4,000
dogs sent to Vietnam to work as Scout Dogs, Mine Dogs, Tunnel Dogs,
Tracker Dogs and Sentry Dogs. Only 204 dogs exited Vietnam during
the 10-year period. Some remained in the Pacific and some returned
to the United States. None returned to civilian life. So what happened
to the dogs that remained? Most were euthanized and the others were
turned over to the ARVNs (South Vietnamese Army).
You are now invited
to hear, see and read about their story and the bond that they developed
with each other and their dogs. Their story is difficult to tell.
It is hard for them to talk about their dogs without some emotion.
They walked point with courage and confidence in their abilities
and in the abilities of their dogs.
The bonds that they
formed with each other and their dogs are still alive today thanks
to a very special lady, Jackie McIntyre. We love her and consider
ourselves as her Lost Boys. All former members of the 42nd. Infantry
Platoon Scout Dog are invited to search their personal records and
make a contribution to this site.