Photo Above Courtesy of Scott Baker
A1C Bob Woodsen and his dog at Phu Cat AB, January 1967

VSPA K-9 Sections


Attack on America


USAF Bases in SEA
(Southeast Asia)




Bien Hoa Air Base Don Muang RTAFB
Binh Thuy Air Base Ko Kha RTAS
Ban Me Thout   No AF Dogs Korat RTAFB
Cam Ranh Bay AB Air Base Nakhon Phanom RTAFB
Da Nang AB Air Base Takhli RTAFB
Dong Ha AB  No AF Dogs Ubon RTAFB
Monkey Mountain, No AF Dogs Udorn RTAFB
Nha Trang Air Base U-Tapao RTAFB
Phan Rang AB Air Base  
Phu Cat AB Air Base Special Gift To Thailand
Pleiku AB Air Base  
Qui Nhon Air Base, No AF Dogs  
Tan Son Nhut AB Air Base  
Tuy Hoa Air Base Non-VSPA Websites
Project Safeside USAF History


Natural Balance Rose Parade Float  2013

    First parade float to honor military working dogs!

VSPA K-9 Memoriam

Sentry Dog Handlers Lost

Lackland MWD Memorial

 Death of a Warrior

 Fort Benning Military Working Dog Memorial

Memorial at Maxwell AFB

Dogs and Handlers Lost: Vietnam To Sandbox

 Links of Interest


Military Dog History

History WWI & WWII

Pacific Theater

Vietnam To Present

Top Dog

National Geographic Story

VFW Story

Super Dogs

Soldiers' Keepers:
 Dogs of War
Patrol Versus Sentry Why Dogs?
Steadfast Sentinel

Dog School

1st Patrol Dog Class

Last Sentry Dog

Military Dog Training     Attack Training

Stories of SEA  (South-East Asia)

Blackie # 129X

Dusty #770E King #326F 35th ISPD
Stories: Da Nang AB Rex's Dentist Stories: Phan Rang AB Story : Pleiku AB
Stories of Da Nang 2 Snake Stories! Veterinarians Story of Lex Loc
U-T  Stars & Stripes Barracks of SEA Sugar Comes Home GI Named K-9
Ubon - Story K-9 Computer Backgrounds    

Cold Nose-Brave Hearts Legendary War Dogs 

from Elks magazine Courtesy of  Don (Jack) Kelly Korat RTAFB 'Nov 71-72'




Nemo - Hero of Tan Son Nhut AB

Attack on Bien Hoa, AB, RVN


Attack on Phan Rang AB, RVN

Attack on Ubon, RTAFB


Attack on U-Tapao

Attacks on Da Nang AB, RVN


 Attacks on Cam Rahn Bay



To submit stories or photos.



Download PDF Files

  1. The  Dogs and Handlers Lost: Vietnam To Sandbox  list all USAF, USN, USA, USMC & Handlers from our allies killed in Vietnam, Thailand, and the Sandbox. I added other services because all dog handlers share a common bond. Note: Working on this list

  2. The Handlers & Dogs of SEA Worksheet list all known dogs assigned to Vietnam & Thailand Air Force/Navy bases and some Army dogs used in Vietnam and Thailand. The list also specifies the dogs that were returned in 1975-76 to the DOD Dog Center, Lackland AFB, Texas.  Over 1,600 + dogs are listed by name, brand number, and bases assigned.  I am adding Army sentry dog handlers and dogs to my spreadsheet as time permits..

  3. Both lists are in PDF format. Download time will be effected by your internet speed.

Deadly Disease for Military Working Dogs in SEA (South East-Asia)

The United States employed large numbers of military working dogs as sentries, scouts, trackers, and mine detectors in Vietnam. In mid-1968 an epizootic occurred which threatened the working dog program and led to 250 canine deaths. Military veterinarians launched an extensive effort to control this disease and to determine its cause. This study, using primary and secondary sources, describes the epizootic, the identification and control of the disease, and its implications for the future use of military working dogs. Canine ehrlichiosis, a highly fatal tickborne rickettsiosis caused by Ehrlichia canis, was identified as the cause of the epizootic. Clinical and experimental experience proved that canine ehrlichiosis can be successfully treated with tetracycline; this treatment and serologic testing to detect infected animals brought the epizootic under control, although ehrlichiosis still remains a problem among military working dogs. This study concluded that the future control of canine ehrlichiosis and related diseases requires: serologic screening of prospective and active duty military dogs, rigorous tick control, evaluation of the disease threat in areas where military dogs are employed, disease education of personnel who deal with military dogs, and additional veterinary research.

Air Base Defense of Vietnam, including attacks on bases

Complete Lists of attack dates for RVN & Thailand,  needed for VA Claims!

Adopting of Military Working Dogs or Contractor Working Dogs


Supporting Deployed Troops


History of Vietnam

Vietnam The Country French Legacy Dien Bien Phu
RVN Military   Who you calling Ho?

Issues !

Missing In America

Attack on America

War Crimes

Tibet's Gamble

Do you have health problems?


Chemical Exposure or Cancer Risk!   


Testicular Cancer Study ?


Agent Orange in Thailand ?


Bulletin Boards

K-9 Bulletin Board  Chemical Exposure

K-9 Reunions

Texas Handlers Da Nang AB Handlers U-Tapao Handlers
  Korat Handlers  PACAF Reunion at Branson

Photos Above: Safe Conduct Passes, Courtesy of Bruce Pritchett  

Links of Interest

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