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The War Dogs Panel

The Troops’ Best Friend

No one will ever know how many American and allied lives were saved by the keen senses of the specially trained canines who walked point on patrol in Vietnam, detecting hazards far better than any human.

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Jerry Suitor

War Dog Handler

As a war dog handler, Jerry Suitor and his highly trained canine Paddy walked point for infantry soldiers, saving hundreds of lives in the process.

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Learn More About the 3417 Project

The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument stands as a permanent honor to all Texans who served in the Vietnam War – and as a permanent memorial to the 3,417 Texans who never came home.  This memorial is made through The 3417 Project, which individually honors each Texan who died in the Vietnam War.

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