Format:
Book
Author:
Burnam, John C.
Title:
Canine warrior : how a Vietnam scout dog inspired a national monument / John C. Burnam.
Publisher, Date:
Fort Bragg, CA : Lost Coast Press, ©2014.
Description:
x, 385 pages : ill., map ; 24 cm
Summary:
During his second tour as a US Army infantryman in the Vietnam War, John Burnam became a scout-dog handler. On combat missions, he learned of the dogs amazing ability to find enemy caches of ammunition and supplies, hidden base camps, and concealed tunnel entrances; saving countless lives by enabling American troops to avoid booby traps and ambushes. After retirement from the military, he became passionate about the idea of a national monument to honor them. Thanks to his efforts, the U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument has been built at Lackland Air Force Base, where all of America's military dog teams are trained.--Publisher.
Subjects:
Burnam, John C.
U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument.
United States. Army. Infantry Scout Dog Platoon, 44th -- History.
Dogs -- War use -- Vietnam.
Dogs -- War use -- United States.
Soldiers' monuments -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
Notes:
"Portions of this book were previously published in 'Dog tags of courage: combat infantrymen and war dog heros in Vietnam.' 2nd edition."--Title page verso.
LCCN:
2013956681
ISBN:
9781935448242
1935448242
Other Number:
867039417
System Availability:
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Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
825576
Call Number:
355.424 Bur
Course Reserves:
0
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