THE 1970s CLARK AIR BASE K-9 HOMEPAGE

We were the unthanked, doing the unnecessary for the ungrateful, and led by the unqualified


This site was last updated on 25 March 2013

During the 1970s and even into the early 80s the use of force policies differed greatly than they did later on while American forces were in the Philippines. Dogs were actually used quite extensively for various purposes. These utilizations ranged from explosive detection, to drug prevention and in many cases to actual use against human beings.
It wasn't uncommon for a dog handler or even Resources Protection troop to find himself on International Hold while a court case was pending downtown. Often, one or more intruders would come on base, get caught and dog bitten, then go back downtown and sue the offending handler for attempting to murder him. I never saw a case where anything came of it, but this was normal practice for released intruders.
As you read through the pages you will note a few things. My personal story is mentioned, along with what I hope to be many other personal bios. I have included a tribute page to one of my comrades and colleagues who was killed in the performance of his duties. If nothing else, please take a moment to read through the Bob Gray Dedication Section.

A Great deal of thanks is extended to the family of Bob Gray; specifically his brother Ken, and his wife Cynthia who provided me with the photos to help honor Bob's memory.

Thanks...Marc Hodgdon (Hodge)


- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS -


MALATHION EXPOSURE

It has come to our attention that handlers assigned to tropical regions around the world were exposed to a chemical called malathion, which was highly prevalent in the dip solution we used for tick control. If you were in these tropical areas, i.e., The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, etc., and you suffer from symptoms that you think are related, contact your local VA office immediately.


THE 1970s CLARK AIR BASE K-9 PAGES:

1. The Handlers 13. Bill Louk's K-9 Dedication
2. The Dogs 14. A Fourth of July Dedication
3. The Kennel Attendants 15. A Veteran's Day Dedication
4. The Vet Clinic 16. Dog Letters to God
5. Stories by us 17. Outside Links
6. Photos 18. 1st Clark AB K-9 Reunion Aug 19-22, 1999.
7. On Base & Downtown 19. Old Guestbook Entries.
8. Command & Unit Patches 20. The Cop's Cove Chatroom
9. "Old Dawgs Now" 21. Bob Gray Page
10. Clark Air Base Now 22. Comments by Bob Gray's brother KEN
11. Directory (E-Mail Addresses) 23. Letters & Comments to the Gray Family
12. Septenber 11th, 2001 24. Toast to Bob Gray on Jan 6th 1999.

The 1970s Clark Air Base K-9 Guestbook





AWARD SECTION

We have now had a third prestigious award presented to us. These are for all of us. Without the contributions from all of you this site would be nothing. We can all take great pride in these awards. Thanks fellow Clark handlers and keep up the good work.


Contributors

Without a great deal of help an accurate creation of this site would be impossible. The amount of contributors has grown to a huge number and rather than take up a group of space on the home page I'll just say thank you to all of you who have contributed so much to this site. This is your site. Thank You!


If you have any questions or comments concerning this site you can contact me at: - hodgdonm@verizon.net -

If you have any previously scanned pictures or want to mail photos for posting on the site please contact Cathy Moore at CathyMoore@vspa.com When E-mailing photos please submit them in JPEG format. Bitmap images are extremely large in size and difficult to work with. Thank you.


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Photo Editor: Cathy Moore