WINNERINTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDSHISTORYMILITARY BOOK OF THE YEARJohn Burnam served two combat tours in the Vietnam War (1966 1968), first as a US Army infantryman and then as a German shepherd scout-dog handler. John quickly learned the incredible advantages of having a dog to detect the sight, sound, and scent of hidden dangers. The dog was far superior to even the most experienced combat soldier...
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Publisher: Lost Coast Press; Revised ed. edition (May 19, 2014)
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Wow! A terrific read and easy to follow. It places you with the handler and the dog, their daily lives, thoughts, and perspectives and takes the reader on a journey of how a military dog handler was molded at the time. The inclusions of pictures a...
g on distant enemy noises and movement, finding hidden enemy caches of ammunition and supplies, searching base camps, and locating camouflaged tunnel entrances. The scout dogs' early silent warnings of ambushes and booby traps saved countless lives.John's compelling interest and his passion to honor America's working-dog teams and their handlers at the highest level took him to the halls of Congress in pursuit of a monument. Thanks to John and the devoted efforts of his colleagues, the US Military Working Dog Teams National Monument was approved, and built at Lackland Air Force Base, near San Antonio, Texas, where all of America s military dog teams are trained.