366th Security Police
Da Nang Air Base
Republic of Vietnam
A Tribute to the War Dogs

You got your orders to go. To do what your were trained to do.

Protect the perimeter of a sprawling base or walk the point of a patrol.

With eyes and nose and even your ears you did your duty with little or no fear

To detect and warn of imminent danger, to attack and hold with no hesitation and a fervent desire, to do the job even under heavy enemy fire.

You were a friend and a companion even a confidant

We walked the walk together but today I must talk the talk alone. How trusting and loyal you were but they said you couldn't all come home.

But Gods words proclaim "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord"

Your tour of duty is long over. You worked so very hard. Maybe in that house of many mansions you are still standing guard.


James W. Click
Sgt. 366SPS Da Nang
March 67 - March 68
Sentry Dog Section