This page is dedicated to all the "Forgotten Heros" of war. The man's best friend and
companion for life, the "War Dog". Without these unsung heros no telling how many more
lives would have been lost during war. Listed below are four links to War Dog web sites
which are dedicated to preserving the memory and history of these great animals. Please
take time to look at these web sites and learn more about them than you ever imagined.
More than 6,000 dogs served in Vietnam and over 10,000 lives were saved because of
The War Dog.
Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.  When an animal dies that has been especially
close to someone here, that pet goesto Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our
special friends so they can run and play together.There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our
friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and
vigor, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in
our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing,
they each miss someone very special, someone that was left behind. They all run and play together, but
the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intnet, his eager
body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your very special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous
reunion never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain on your face, your hands caress the beloved
head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from
your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
Visit S.N.A.P (Spade Neuter Assistance Program)
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Picture Taken By Me - Vietnam 1966

Help me stay well to romp and play, to walk by your side, and stand ready,
willing, and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger And,
my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy good health, hearing, and
sight, please do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having fun.
When the time finally comes that my days are only a painful chore; when living
day to day means nothing more than pain and confusion, please help me go.
Let me die with dignity, easily and painlessly slipping out of this life. I know that
you loved me, and you did everything in your power to make my last years
happy. I know that a merciful death was your final gift for me, and the last kind
thing that you could do for me I shall leave this earth knowing with the last
breath I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands.
Contributed By Frank "Doc" Reilly
Picture of a soldier sleeping during an airport layover with his canine partner.


Sleep soundly soldier.

A worthy goal in life is to be as good a person as your dog thinks you are!

God bless our Military men and women and God Bless America!
My Dog Trooper,  I Took Out Of A Village In Vietnam 1966