When the Vietnam War came to an end in 1972, there were some two thousand military dogs serving in the war zone. Some were trained as guard dogs, protecting American facilities and supply dumps. Others were trained as scouts and worked in the jungles, on point for our soldiers, alerting them to booby traps and ambushes. Many were killed in action. All were heroes. Those dogs surviving when the fighting was finished were turned over to the Army Quartermaster Corps for disposal. Most were euthanized in-country.