War Dogs: America's Forgotten Heroes (1999 TV Movie)
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This documentary skillfully combines original film footage with interviews and reenactments to provide the viewer with a film that is certain be remembered.
As a member of the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association and a Sentry Dog Handler at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN from 3/66 to 3/67, I highly recommend viewing this film about America's forgotten heros.
The way they were abandoned at the end of the war by the Army was despicable and made me ill almost. I began to think, in anger at the Army's stance afterwards, that maybe it was just a stunt to get people to open their cheque books or whatever but quickly I realised that the experiences and deep felt tragedies felt by the dog handlers was GENUINE as tears were flowing from these mens eyes. I then began looking for as much info as I could on the web and in books and I'm just beginning to learn more. I was disappointed AND thrilled to see that by the time I saw it, in May 2002, two memorials had been built. Disappointed because I couldn't contribute to them but also thrilled that the memory of the men and their war dogs had finally been honoured. And now I myself will contribute to the up keep of those war memorials. I urge people to buy the video of this story, and I also pay tribute to the people who financed this production and made it all possible.