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Reunion 2015


This will be updated until the reunion on the Alumni Message Forum page.


I got this from Charlie Hahn 212th 66-67 a couple days ago.


It's definitely on! Spread the word. Reunion in DC in fall (September or October) of 2015. Details will be available in coming months. smile
Gary Smith on 06.15.14 @ 01:02 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Wednesday, July 2nd

National Geographic Story About Military Working Dogs


This is from David Conser, 212th 65-66.

Gary; If You haven't seen the June issue of National Geographic magazine hunt one down ,great feature on Military Working Dogs! Thank You for the effort You put in to keeping us in the loop. Dave Conser 212th MP 1965 -1966 The Originals.
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 07.02.14 @ 01:56 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Saturday, June 28th

New Book by John Burnam


This is from Jim Frost 981st 70-71.

I wanted to let you know that John Burnam's book is now available directly from him. It will soon be available on Amazon. This book is the latest edition to his former book "Dog Tags of Courage." Much of the book covers John's experiences in Vietnam with his scout dogs, Timber and then Clipper. It has added chapters on the effort to establish the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument at Lackland Air Force Base this past October. I am honored to be mentioned in the book with my efforts on the booth and our efforts with the Salute to the Military Working Dog entry in the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.

If you are interested you can order the book directly from John. He will autograph it to the name you designate if you want it as a gift for a veteran or other friend. Total cost is 25.00 including postage. A portion of the sales goes to help maintain the National Monument.

A reminder that pictures of the dedication are at www.jbmf.us and click on the dedication icon. The first picture, of the Monument, if you click on that shows a 28 minute video of the dedication speakers. Its edited down from a 2 1/2 hour event. I am in the last 30 seconds. smile

As far as the parade, yes, its over 4 months away yet, but we are doing some pre-planning. Once again we hope to have a couple of special guests participate in this year's parade with us. Announcements later.

Jim Frost

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 06.28.14 @ 04:38 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Sunday, April 27th

Saving Private K-9


This was sent to me by John Campbell 212th 67-68.



Gary, thought this might be of interest.
John Campbell

http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/saving-private-k-9/

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 04.27.14 @ 03:59 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Monday, April 14th

Passing of George W. "Bill" Skinner 212th 67-68


This was sent to me from William Griffin 212th 67-68:

Just learned of George's passing. Served with him at the Long Thanh detachment.







George W. "Bill" Skinner, 61, Platte City, MO, formerly of Dearborn, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 28, 2004, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be Thursday, September 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Platte City, MO, 2nd & Ferrel. A memorial service will be held at the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 1 with burial to follow at the Camden Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Skinner Family Cancer Research Fund c/o the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1055 Broadway, Suite 130, Kansas City, MO, 64105. Bill was born August 30, 1943, in Hollywood, CA, while his father was overseas in the Army. At six weeks old, he took a train ride to the Northern Platte County area, never to leave again except for his military duty. He graduated from Dearborn High School in 1961, and then joined his parents in banking. He served in Vietnam from 1967-68, and then returned to banking, where his career spanned 40 years, the last 19 with Nodaway Valley Bank in St. Joseph, MO. Bill enjoyed farming, fishing, dogs, football, sightseeing, and watching his grandchildren grow. His wife of 14 years, Barbara, and his father, George P. Skinner, as well as an aunt and four uncles, preceded Bill in death. His beloved mother Geraldine Skinner, of Kansas City, and his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Chris Donnelli, Platte City, survive him. His stepchildren, Ron and Kelly Douglas, Larry and Tonya Douglas, all of St. Joseph, and Patricia and David Callaway of Faucett, also survive him. Bill was blessed with 10 special grandchildren, George Anthony, Madeline and Grace Donnelli, Bly, Syler, and Mycah Douglas, Nathan and Madison Douglas, and Wyatt and Ava Callaway. Several special aunts and cousins will also miss Bill. We wish to thank Dr. Christopher Sirridge, the 5th Floor Oncology Unit at North Kansas City Hospital, and Northcare Hospice, for their compassionate service and friendship. (Arr. Rollins Funeral Home, 816-858-2129)

Published in Kansas City Star on Sept. 29, 2004
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Monday, March 17th

Pawprints left on soldier's hearts by Robert B. Robeson


I received a magazine article from John Trepagnier 595th 70-71. The article was written by a MEDEVAC Commander stationed in the Da Nang area. John personally knew the author and spoke very highly of him. I read the article it is very well written and very heart warming. The article is "Pawprints left on soldier's hearts" by Robert B. Robeson, Lincoln, NE. I am not going to post the article here but rather post the link: http://milmag.com/2014/03/pawprints-left-on-soldiers-hearts/

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 03.17.14 @ 09:56 AM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Friday, March 7th

K-9 Corps Birthday



Hello Everyone,




Just a few things to mention. Most importantly March 13, 1942 the U.S. Army started the K-9 Corps. Several states have in the past have chosen March 13 to commemorate our buddies. If you go out on the internet you can find a lot written about those commemorations.




Second topic is the web site. I think I have all personal information updated on the site to include the Last Post page. The Last Post lists all our friends who have died. I would appreciate if everyone would take a few minutes to go to the Vietnam Military Police Sentry Dog Alumni web site and check to see if anything needs to be update. Our information is only as good as what we have been told in the past. If you are a member of the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association (VDHA) you might want to check their website for accuracy as well.




March 13 is next Thursday.




Take Care,




Gary
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 03.07.14 @ 10:34 AM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Saturday, February 22nd

K-9 Veterans Day Lake Elsinore, CA


Ernie Ayala asked this to be posted. He is planning to attend. It is on our Facebook group site as well.
K-9 Veterans Day - Lake Elsinore


Saturday, March 8 at 10:00am in PST

McVicker Park in Lake Elsinore, California

6 people are going
> https://www.facebook.com/events/468412919948535/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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