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A Soldier's Best Friend: Scout Dogs and Their Handlers in the Vietnam War

A Soldier s Best Friend Scout Dogs and Their Handlers in the Vietnam War An affecting testimonial to the bond between American soldiers in Vietnam and their canine helpers A Soldier s Best Friend is veteran John C Burnam s account of his tenure as a scout dog handler patr

  • Title: A Soldier's Best Friend: Scout Dogs and Their Handlers in the Vietnam War
  • Author: John C. Burnam
  • ISBN: 9781402754470
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • An affecting testimonial to the bond between American soldiers in Vietnam and their canine helpers, A Soldier s Best Friend is veteran John C Burnam s account of his tenure as a scout dog handler patrolling the jungles of Vietnam with his German shepherd, Clipper, at his side.There were 10,000 soldiers in Vietnam like Burnam, accompanied by these intelligent, adaptable scAn affecting testimonial to the bond between American soldiers in Vietnam and their canine helpers, A Soldier s Best Friend is veteran John C Burnam s account of his tenure as a scout dog handler patrolling the jungles of Vietnam with his German shepherd, Clipper, at his side.There were 10,000 soldiers in Vietnam like Burnam, accompanied by these intelligent, adaptable scout dogs Between hazardous missions, the dogs were loving, playful friends who shared the lives of their human squadmates, while in the combat zone they were all business Routinely braving danger, the canines searched for injured GIs, probed for potentially lethal booby traps, located underground weapons caches, and warned of approaching enemy attacks and ambushes So valuable was the dogs service that the Viet Cong offered a hefty bounty for their lives Despite their heroism, many of these dogs were abandoned at the conflict s end, left to fend for themselves Since the 1990s, this book has had two runs as a self published book, and one as a trade title, with all three of these print runs selling out.

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    1. The book I chose to read is called 'A Soldier's Best Friend' by John C. Burnam. This author was actually a retired infantry man and dog handler during the Vietnam War in 1954 through 1975. John was a 19 year old man from Littleton, Colorado who trained in California and Georgia before he was drafted to the Vietnam War. It was interesting and melancholy because of the difficult experiences he had during the battles in South Vietnam.One of the battles that really shocked me was the battle at Bong [...]


    2. I hate to give this one star and say this but I couldn't get into this at all. I love, love, love war dog stories. I've read a few that we're brilliant. I'm not a rereader but there are at least two or three I'll almost definitely read again because of the strong emotions they evoked inside me. I wanted the same thing here.I think part of the problem is that, in my opinion, Burnam is *too* detailed. I didn't get very far into this but unless the story changes this is more about Burnam's own life [...]


    3. Informative and emotional; most people have heard little, if anything, about the role that the dogs played in Vietnam or any other war, but it's a powerful story. The relationships that developed between the human handlers and the dogs with whom they worked were closer than most bonds with other people.At the end of the war, our government just abandoned the dogs that were in Vietnam at that point, no matter how much the dogs' handlers begged to be able to take them back to the States. That part [...]


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