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Fort Benton in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

War Dogs Memorial

 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
1. War Dogs Memorial
Ango's Handler
A1C George Conklin
56th Security Police Squadron
Nakhom Phanom RTAFB
Apr 1970 - Mar 1971

Military Working Dog
USAF
Ango OK31
Republic of Vietnam Service

Shep Handler
AiC Ronald J. Saville
635th Security Police Squadron
U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Base
November 1968 - November 19--

Military Working Dog USAF
Shep 69 M1
Aug 1965 - Aug 1974
Republic of Vietnam Service
Inscription.  
In Memory
of over 4000 U.S. Military working
dogs that served in the Vietnam War
when the war was over these dogs were
left behind in Vietnam, Thailand,
Laos and Cambodia

(back)
In Memory of over 4000 U.S. Military working dogs that served in the Vietnam War. They served with all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces in South Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Combating the unconventional guerrilla warfare fought by the communist aggressors with over 500 dogs being listed as killed in action they were responsible for saving an estimated 10,000 American lives never hesitating to give their own. When the war was over, the dogs were left to their fate in Southeast Asia.

They were our heroes, our best friend and companions and we will never forget them.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 47° 49.256′ N, 110° 39.885′ W. Marker is in Fort Benton, Montana, in Chouteau County. Memorial is on 18th
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Street near Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benton MT 59442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Benton Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Benton and the Indian Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboat Relics (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Benton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Benton – Fort MacLeod Trail (about 300 feet away); Buffalo Robe Fur Press (about 300 feet away); The Montana Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Engage's Quarters (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
 
War Dogs Memorial, back image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
2. War Dogs Memorial, back
War Dogs Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2019
3. War Dogs Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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