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Dog tags of courage : the turmoil of war and the rewards of companionship
Burnam, John C.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Fort Bragg, CA : Lost Coast Press, [2000]

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ix, 305 pages : illustrations, 24 cm
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Central Library DS558 .B86 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The outstanding story of four thousand American war heroes: the german shepherds and labrador retrievers who saved countless lives in the Vietnam War. A combat veteran and scout dog handler explores the remarkable bond between valorus soldiers and their extraordinary canine teammates.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Chapter 1 Where Is the War?p. 1
Chapter 2 We Meet Gary Owenp. 7
Chapter 3 My First Mission--The Ia Drang Valleyp. 14
Chapter 4 My First Close Encounter with the Enemyp. 29
Chapter 5 Wounded in Actionp. 57
Chapter 6 Would I Leave Vietnam Forever?p. 62
Chapter 7 Hans, the Sentry Dogp. 68
Chapter 8 I Asked for It, I Got It--My Return to Vietnamp. 91
Chapter 9 44th Scout Dog Platoonp. 96
Chapter 10 Timber, the Scout Dogp. 113
Chapter 11 Clipper, My Second Scout Dogp. 136
Chapter 12 Death in the Kennelp. 143
Chapter 13 Trapped with No Way to Escapep. 155
Chapter 14 Booby Trapsp. 182
Chapter 15 The Capturep. 205
Chapter 16 Life between Missionsp. 211
Chapter 17 Becoming a Short-Timerp. 225
Chapter 18 The Tet Offensivep. 237
Chapter 19 Good-bye, Clipperp. 253
Chapter 20 Leaving Vietnamp. 257
Chapter 21 Years Later--A Dream Fulfilledp. 265
Appendix Gone But Not Forgottenp. 287
Glossary: Military Acronymsp. 305

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