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Vietnam War Dogs Memorial

In Memory Of Vietnam War Dogs and Their Handlers

 
 
Vietnam War Dogs Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
1. Vietnam War Dogs Memorial
Inscription.
[On Left Side of Marker:]
The Soldier Dog
I was trained to use my eyes to
watch and protect you from harm.
My ears to alert you of impending
danger like an alarm.
My keen sense of smell to detect
an enemy close at bay.
Yes I was a soldier who gave my life
so you could fight another day.
So remember me as time goes by
This soldier dog so true.
For I had only one life to give
and I gave that life to you.

Author Joe Ferrar
Jan. 11, 2008
[On Right Side of Marker:]
K.I.A. N.J.
Charles P. Brown
Alden J. Bullwinkel
Christopher Z. Czarnota
Richard E. Ford
Claude J. Gaspard Jr.
James A. Johnson
Benjamin H. Mason Jr.
David A. Nudenberg

 
Erected 2009 by J.P. Case Middle School Students - 7th Grade.
 
Location. 40° 30.391′ N, 74° 49.856′ W. Marker is in Flemington, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Case Boulevard. near Woodside Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Monument is located at the front entrance to J.P. Case Middle School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Case Boulevard, Flemington NJ 08822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Vietnam War Dogs Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 19, 2009
2. Vietnam War Dogs Memorial
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Branch Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named South Branch Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mattisons Corner (approx. 1.3 miles away); Reading Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old York Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Poor Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Samuel Hill House (approx. 1.4 miles away); South Branch Of Central R.R. (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flemington.
 
More about this marker. In the center of the marker, between the left and right marker text, is the sketch of "Fluffy" and his handler as described in the "Also See" Link below.
 
Also see . . .  Raritan Students Remember Vietnam War Dogs & Handlers. The The Star-Ledger News Article by Veronica Slaght Reporting the Dedication and History of the Monument.
"The black granite slab was donated by Rich Kulinski, and the students raised $4,000 to have it etched. It bears a Terry Waldron sketch of a war dog named "Fluffy" and his handler, and a poem called "The Soldier Dog," written by Vietnam veteran Joe Ferrara. It also lists the nine New Jersey military dog handlers who were killed in action in Vietnam." (Submitted on May 22, 2009.) 
 
Categories. AnimalsWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,353 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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