- Business & Development
Wednesday July 18, 2012
6:30 PM -
Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center 10 College St.
Come hear incredible stories of the dogs who helped save U.S. infantry.
Stan Stockdale was the original platoon commander of the 47th Scout Dog Platoon. As a young second lieutenant in the Infantry, he formed a unit of 28 men and led them through training at Ft. Benning, GA. In May 1968 these 28 men and 28 dogs boarded two C-141 Starlifters and flew from Ft. Benning to Alaska to Japan and then to Vietnam, ultimately destined to join the 101st Airborne outside the old Vietnamese capital city of Hue.
Teams consisting of one soldier and one dog walked point (went first), scouting danger for Infantry units patrolling the mountains and jungles of Vietnam. It was up to these “dog teams” to keep these soldiers out of harm’s way – or at least give them early warning of danger.
Come hear Lt. Stockdale speak of the amazing service that the handlers and their dogs performed and the unique bond between these men and their German Shepherds.
July 18th 6:30pm in the Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center, 10 College St.