Love dogs in action?
The Norcross Welcome Center and Museum will present America's Lost Heroes: The Scout Dog Platoons in Vietnam this Wednesday with commander Stan Stockdale.
Stockdale, a second lieutenant in the infantry who resides in the North Atlanta area, was the original platoon commander of the 47th Scout Dog Platoon. After forming a unit of 28 men and 28 German shepherds, he led them through training at Fort Benning in Georgia.
In 1968, Stockdale's unit joined the 101st Airborne outside Hue, the old capitol of Vietnam. There, the "dog teams" helped keep the infantry units out of harm's way by patrolling the mountains and jungles.
At Wednesday's presentation, Stockdale will be retelling these stories of the service that the handlers and their dogs performed and the bonds they had.
America's Lost Heroes: The Scout Dog Platoons in Vietnam will take place at 6:30 p.m. July 18 in the at 10 College St. For more information, call 678-421-2048 or email@example.com.