Flemington in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Vietnam War Dogs Memorial
In Memory Of Vietnam War Dogs and Their Handlers
[On Left Side of Marker:]
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
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.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Animals • War, Vietnam.
Location. 40° 30.391′ N, 74° 49.856′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Case Boulevard, Flemington NJ 08822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 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˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flemington.
More about this memorial. This memorial was dedicated on May 18, 2008. In the center of the monument, 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 and Handlers. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,856 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. 2. submitted on September 28, 2017, by Eric Mason of Palm Coast, Florida. 3. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.