Do you want to know
 what  happened to your dog?

 

The Nemo’s War Dog Heroes Memorial Committee is offering YOU the first-ever opportunity to obtain the information from YOUR dog’s official Military Records, Air Force Form 323 (“Sentry Dog Record”).  The history of YOUR dogs – stateside and overseas – is NOW available to you for a donation to the Nemo’s War Dog Heroes Memorial.  From these records you could learn:

 

1        Who donated or provided YOUR dogs to the Air Force.

2        The date YOUR dogs entered the service (along with other dates and information).

3        The dates YOUR dogs were whelped and the date and reason they were euthanized.

4        The names of other handlers who were assigned to YOUR dogs. (If information  was recorded).

5        Installations served and other service information on YOUR dogs.

6        Other service-connected forms as they are available for YOUR dogs.

 

How do we happen to have all this information? The Nemo’s War Dog Heroes Memorial Committee has legally obtained copies of more than 30,000 Military Working Dogs records. These dogs served from the 1960’s to the 1980’s at Stateside and overseas bases, from all branches of our military services.  These are the records that they’ve been telling us were not available – for all these years.

 

 The information from these records is now available to YOU - the handlers.   

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There’s more – Film and Photos of Nemo Himself!

 

They are offering to you a one-hour DVD from actual Air Force movie footage and still photographs, which will take you from the events of the attack on Tan Son Nhut AB, to Nemo’s return to Texas as a hero, the dedication of the Nemo Memorial site at Lackland, and actual videos of the reconstruction of Nemo’s kennel.  Actual footage of Tan Son Nhut AB Air Force Base is included.  In addition, there are three segments that take you from the birth of the Nemo Project, the restoration of Nemo’s Kennel at Lackland, and finally a section entitled “Taps” that includes a slideshow and actual photographs and footage of several of Nemo’s handlers.  This DVD is a “must see” for any MWD handler past, present, and future. Watching it will make you very proud to have been a dog handler. There are still photographs from a private collection, that to be best of my knowledge, have not been available until this project.

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Nemo’s War Dog Heroes Memorial

 

All funds that are raised will support the Nemo’s War Dog Heroes Memorial Committee in its effort to preserve the honor and heritage of war dogs and their handlers.  The Committee is has restored  Nemo’s (A534) original kennel site at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas .  The restoration and historical display is an ongoing work in progress, and with your help, we can continue to add to the memorial to honor our dogs that have served and continue to serve our nation.

 

 

To Obtain YOUR Dog’s Records, or the Nemo DVD

 

  1. -                Download War Dog Order PDF Format

  2. -          fill in the required information,

  3. -          mail it to the address on the bottom of the form,

  4. -          DO NOT forget to enclose your personal check or money order.

  5. -          For YOUR dog’s records and the DVD, enclose a minimum donation of $30

  6. -          For YOUR dog’s records only, enclose $20

  7. -          For the Nemo DVD only, enclose $15

  8. -          For records of each additional dog you handled, enclose another $5

  9. -          If you wish to donate additional to support the Memorial, go for it!

 

Checks and money orders should be payable to Kelly Bateman  and mailed to:

 

Bill Cummings

10172 N. Tall Cotton Drive

Marana, AZ 85653

 

If for some reason the records for your dog are not available, you will be contacted concerning your donation and request. Please keep in mind that since these are the actual military records, in some instances, they may be incomplete. For example, your name may not be on the record, or other information could be missing.  Unfortunately we have no control over this, it all depends on those people 30 or 40 years ago having done complete recordkeeping.

 

Information is available only for dogs identified with tattoo (brand) numbers. 

 

If you have any questions AT ALL concerning the Nemo’s War Dog Heroes Memorial, or these two incredible once-in-a-lifetime offers, please contact the Committee at: nemosheroes@yahoo.com 

 

Note: This is not a VSPA project, but I have ordered my copy and also have donated to the Nemo project. 

 Monty Moore, Sentry Dog Handler,  Da Nang AB and Phu Cat AB RVN, 1968-70; VSPA K-9 Webmaster

 

 

                      

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