Vietnam War Photos - Dogs
The U.S. Army employed tracker dogs during the Vietnam War to trace the scent of enemy forces. Combat Tracker Teams (CTT) typically consisted of a Labrador retriever and five men: the team leader, a visual tracker, a radio-telephone operator, a cover man and the dog handler. Beginning in July 1966, tracker teams were rigorously trained at the British Jungle Warfare School in Malaysia. The Army subsequently established its own CTT school in Fort Gordon, GA in mid 1968, which conducted training until the program was phased out in 1970. As well as tracking, sentry dogs were also employed in Vietnam by the Air Force, Navy and by Army MPs.