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Larry Majeski
212th 65/66

Dave Keeton
981st 67/68

Gary S. Smith
981st 71/72

Charles Hahn
212th 66-67

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Reunion 2015

Folks I got the below note from Charlie Hahn February 17, 2015. I forgot to post it on the website at the time. Don Ristine 212th 65-67 pointed out to me March 1st. Since then I have been having computer problems at my home. I am having to use my daughter's computer to post this please bare with me. There's been a change of dates for the reunion and also for the hotel. The new date is just one week earlier Thursday October 1 to Saturday October 3. The hotel is now the Renaissance Hotel at DuPont Circle, a Marriott Hotel. This is a bigger hotel and has facilities to accommodate our dinner. Sorry for the change of plans, but I believe we will get a better rate for the new dates. I hope this doesn't inconvenience anybody who might have booked airline tickets. I will definitely have all arrangements by the end of the month. Sorry for this but the weather has been bad and a few snow flakes and DC closes down. Government workers ...enough said!
Gary Smith on 03.05.15 @ 12:45 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Monday, March 23rd

Max the Movie

This is from Jim Frost 981st 70-71.

I wanted to let people know of this movie which will be coming to a theater near you June 26.

Jim Frost


[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 03.23.15 @ 01:07 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Friday, March 13th

Happy K-9 Veterans Day March 13, 2015

This friendly reminder was given to me from David Hannum 212th 71-72.
Happy K-9 Veterans Day to all our K-9 Veterans.

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 03.13.15 @ 09:49 AM CST [link] [No Comments]

Wednesday, March 11th

Conflicts between VDHA Reunions and Ours

Hi Guys, Just attended a board meeting with the VDHA last night where I presented a plea to the board to have their reunions put back on even numbered years so as not to conflict with our reunions. In 2013, they decided to have a reunion on the same weekend as ours because their 2012 reunion was washed out by Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans. I have been screaming "Foul" ever since and did not attend their reunion even though I am a vice president. I told them I can only attend their reunion this year if we can make some changes. Presentation went well. The change was voted upon and won along with their next reunion not happening until the year 2018. This pissed off a few of the officers but I told them they never should have gone to the odd year in the first place because the Army Sentry Dogs aren't the only toes they stepped on but we are the only ones who protested it the strongest. No more conflicts of reunions now. See you in Washington DC. Ernie Ayala, Vice President of Units, VDHA. P.S. Try to make it to Nashville, TN on Oct 23-25 for the VDHA reunion if you can.
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 03.11.15 @ 03:00 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Thursday, March 5th

Computer Website Problems

I am experiencing problems with updating the website at the time. Everything that is updated will always be posted on our Facebook page. Please refer to the Vietnam Military Police Sentry Dog Alumni Face Book Page. Thank you,

Gary Smith
981st 71-72
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 03.05.15 @ 12:48 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Sunday, March 1st

Hepatits C linked to Agent Orange Exposure

I had my annual physical this past Wed and all is well there. They asked if I would like my blood be drawn to be tested for Hep C. I did. They explained that there is a like to Agent Orange. First I heard of it but was wondering if you could post this on the Alumni web site or Facebook to alert the guys.

Thanks Dave Johns 981st 70-71
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 03.01.15 @ 12:27 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Thursday, February 26th


This was posted in the Jan Feb 2015 Newsletter. William H. Jones 212th MP CO 67-68, 01-04-1949 -- 04-08-2014. I believe this was confirmed by the widow. I searched for obituaries and found one for William. The obituary only contained funeral arrangements. sad
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 02.26.15 @ 03:25 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Thursday, October 16th

Human Interest Story

From Jim Frost 981st 70-71.

In 2011 we had two families who joined us for the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. Kathy and Darrell Rusk and their youngest son, Brady. Their middle son, Colton was a Marine canine handler. He was shot and killed by a sniper. The family adopted his dog, Eli. We also had Nan and Vinnie, mother and step-dad of Billy Crouse, also a Marine canine handler. He was killed by an IED that was set off by the Taliban in Afghanistan as he and his dog Cane, approached it. Both were killed. Before he died, Billy was calling for Cane to be loaded onto the medevac with him.

A few days before the parade, I received a call from John Goheen. He is a documentarian out of Loyola University. He was a major part of a project called 11/11/11. Different people were covering various veteran related events on that day. He wanted to come out to interview the Rusk family for a three to four minute segment for the documentary. 11/11/11 has been out for awhile. We set it up. This is the segment that John covered. As you can see, it ended up being far more than four minutes. This whole subject affected Mr Goheen as well. John Burnam was also out here for the parade that year.


[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 10.16.14 @ 08:17 AM CST [link] [No Comments]


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