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Photos Above: Sentry Dog Handler Dave Pierce and Rex 5A77
Rex was nicknamed Mouse due to his big ears.  Circa 1968-1969

" I was relieved of duty the morning of February 21, 1969 since my tour was over. Anyone else could take Mouse out, if I wasn't around. Tom (not sure of his last name) took him out because his dog was off duty for some reason. They were riding around with the supervisor, when the base was hit with a mortar barrage. The base took about 100 mortars rounds, and the bad guys were headed for the bomb dump. , The Supervisor and Tom responded to the threatened ammo storage area. The fight was in close, within grenade range. In the fight, Rex was killed by a bullet in the head. I left Vietnam, without being able to say to my best friend."

Photos and Caption Courtesy of  Dave Pierce

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