|The contents of this page were sent to us by Clem Hausmann who served with the 77th IPCT-5th Inf. Div. Mech. and with the 62nd IPCT - First Air Cav. On the left are Military Payment Certificates. Anyone want to go to Saigon?|
|Black was Clem's dog in both the 5th Mech. and the 1st Cav. He is interested in knowing any of the other Handlers who had Black (T004).|
|Bruce has a curious history. He had been reported KIA - but obviously alive and kept as a Pet with the First Cav. Troopers. I quote Clem, "He was a great pet and a very noble dog." We believe that this may be the same Bruce who served with CTT #7 and handled by Regie Maxham in 1967 and was Malaysian (British) trained! John Dupla, what do you know about Bruce????|
|This is another photo of Bruce.
Dick Baumer says: "By Fall 69 we still had only 3 dogs, Lucky, Sambo and Bruce. Bruce was getting really hinky on missions and I was told that to get a replacement Id have to turn him into the DTD, to an uncertain fate. Instead I filed a report of survey saying that he had stepped on a mine while on a training mission and that we couldnt find even his ear. Not sure they believed me since we didnt get another dog until just before I left in Jan 70but Bruce was still enjoying his retirement and off my property book. Sorry that may have started the rumor of his demise."
|These were the kennels at Fort Gordon for Tracker dogs. They were used only for training and did not accompany their handlers to VN. Even "in-country" the Tracker dogs were ALWAYS better housed than the Tracker Team!|
|Clem Hausemann and JJ the dog he trained with at Fort Gordon. Clem said "JJ was the consummate tracker. He was a pup and never (ever) lost a track." Unfortunately JJ stayed at Gordon when Clem went to Nam.|
|This is the sign for the "DOG REPRO-DEPO" at Bein Hoa, RVN in 1971. Clem said the facility was there at the end of the War and he is interested in the earlier history. Any comments?|