I have an update for my dog. His name was "DIRK" and his tatoo # was 1168F and he served with all of us in 67-68 , his total tour was 1964 to 1971-72 . Please put his name and # in the records as well as the handler and dog records. They never got any recognition for thier work or sacrifices and the bull they had to contend with, like rain ,cold, heat, ticks bugs, disease, the whole environment, as well as a new guy to contend with as thier owner for a year or so ,( how many times) . And we bitched and complained about how we thought we had it and the conditions. Hell we had it pretty damn good compared to the life they had. I always think of Dirk and the times we went through and we all owe a great dept to these beautiful animals and what they stood for. I"m proud to have had that experience and had such a good companion to rely on or maybe just maybe I wouldn't be here . Jerry .
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