I served wth the 39th Scout Dog Platoon, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam as a Scout Dog Handler. I returned home to my family because of the abilities of two dogs. I will never forget the bond we shared and the gratitude and love in my heart for my War Dogs, Tiger and Kelly. A person will have several animal companions in a lifetime that are special, but rarely can we say that our dogs saved our lives numerous times. Thousands of soldier's lives and generations that walked behind the Dogman were silently affected by Man's Best Friend taking the point in Vietnam.
Special thanks to Buck who has been part of every War Dog related event that I have been a part of since 1999 in bringing awareness of the courage and loyalty of our War Dogs.
They will never be forgotten.
South Carolina Association of Veterinarians
At their Annual Animal Hall of Fame Ceremony in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Johnny Mayo Accepted the Award for the War Dogs & Buck Accepted Medallions Honoring Johnny's Vietnam War Dogs, Tiger & Kelly.
The Kennels Signs of the War Dog Traveling Wall. Dogs' names and ID numbers mark the 4,000 (984 sq. ft.) of wood Used for the display.