Dog Tags of Courage, John C. Burnam


Dog Tags of Courage: Combat Infantrymen And War Dog Heroes in Vietnam.


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his is the remarkable, little-known story of 4,000 superbly trained German shepherds and their human handlers, whose combined efforts saved countless lives in the Vietnam War. It is an authentic account, seen through the eyes of a teenage American combat infantryman who served two tours of duty as a scout-dog handler. John Burnam explores the almost mystical bond that developed between 10,000 valorous young soldiers and their extraordinary canine teammates. Burnam compassionately portrays scenes of battle and conveys the overwhelming emotions of the men who, at war’s end, were forced to abandon thousands of these greathearted animals to whatever fate might befall them.


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