Vietnam
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Đà Nàng - Original (PCS) 13 K-9 Handlers!

Đà Nàng K-9 Sentry Dog Handlers!
Telling it like it was!

Original 13 Handlers at Đà Nàng AB
Verbal orders of the commander, 1 Oct 65
"TOPDOG45"
Rosters: Members Only & Đà Nàng, 1st K-9 Handlers

My name is Al Watts, I was with the first sentry dog unit at Đà Nàng in 1965. I came over with "TOPDOG45" in 1965. I built the first kennels at Đà Nàng and had to give up my dog which was named Blackie, to Don Poss. Later, TSgt Sorrells came in as Kennel Master. Đà Nàng K-9 expanded to 48 dog handlers. LTC Arthur G. Phillips Jr. was my Commander also. He was a fine officer. I left in 1966, but still have fond memories of the K-9 section at Đà Nàng. Glad to have read your article in DogMan. See you later. Al Watts, TSgt (ret)

Sentry Dog Handlers assigned to 6252 APS SO A-25, Jan 1966

A1CWatts, ALFORD W., Blackie (X129), VSPA member: Al forgot more than I ever knew about dogs. Brought dogs over to Đà Nàng, and set up the outfit.
A2C BAKER, TOMMY J., VSPA member: Deceased in June 28, 2007 (Agent Orange).
A3C BOLTON, TERRY D.
A2C BROWN, KENNETH B.
A2C DETOTA, JOHN A.
A2C EBERBACH, GARY F., Bucky, VSPA member:
Came to my house at DEROS. Introduced him to Rita in 1966. Married now 45 years.
A2C FELKER, JAMES W.
A1C HUNTER, WAYNE L.
A2C JEZ, HENRY F.
A2C LEE, ROBERT A., Shep, VSPA member.
A2C MILLER, HORCE L.
A2C NORWICH, PHILIP, Lucky OK32 -
Deceased in Dec 1997 from an extended illness (AO) and heart attack.
A2C PARSONS, RICHARD JR., VSPA member:
Photos to post of him soon.
A2C POSS, DONALD L., Blackie (X129) VSPA member:
Probably the nicest guy in K-9, and the one I gave Blackie to.
The above are the handlers that took over fromr the orginals TOPDOG45 Handlers, that brought dogs over to Vietnam, left. Some of those handlers remained and served a full tour..

Đà Nàng Growl Pad 1965, by Don Poss / Đà Nàng 1969, by Monty Moore / Email your story to Monty Moore!

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