Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Gary Smith Collection
Association
Military Police Sentry Dog Alumni
Collection Number
1686
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.4 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.3G; Newsletter Collection; Cold Storage Vault; Poster Collection
Processed by
M. Ford, Dec. 2005[Updated: Oct. 2009 by M. Barnard]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Less than one linear foot of newsclippings, photocopied scrapbooks, a reunion banner, photographs, audio CDs, and newsletters document Gary Smith's service with the 981st Military Police Company in Vietnam. Most materials are in good condition and date from both the war and post-war periods.

Biographical Note

Gary Smith was born in Nobelsville, Indiana in 1951. He was drafted in 1971 by the U.S. Army. While in Vietnam, Smith served with the 981st MP Company (SD) as a Sentry Dog Handler. He was held the rank of PFC and then SP4 while in Vietnam for seven months. Smith was stationed at Tuy Hoa, Lane Air Field, Cam Rahn Bay. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal. He served in the Army until discharge in 1995, ranked as a First Sergeant. He now works as a Deputy Sheriff.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Newspaper article, "War Dogs remembered"
1
1
D060.3G
Correspondence between Randy Kimler and Gary Smith (Original in Restricted Access File)
Correspondence between Larry R. Majeski and Gary Smith, 29 August 1997 (Original in Restricted Access File)
Roster of 212th-981st-595th Military Police Companies (Sentry Dog) (Original in Restricted Access File)
Military Police Corps Regimental History (United States Army Military Police School)
Maryland Gazette article: "Kennel honors fallen heroes" (1 July 2006)
2
Two photocopies scrapbooks

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA043772-VA043774: 3 Photographs of the 212th Military Police Company (Sentry Dog), 1972.
Posters
Military Police Sentry Dog Alumni Reunion Banner (Section 12 Drawer 16).
Audio
1686EM0320: Audio CD: Welcome Home by Dave Keeton.
Newsletters
37 DogMan Newsletters (Vietnam Dog Handler Association), September/October 1994 - July 2008.

26 Vietnam Military Police Sentry Dogs Alumni Newsletters, June 1996-January/Febuary 2009.

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Oral History

An Oral History Interview has been conducted with this individual. Use the link below to view a record for this interview.

Although the interview has been conducted, the audio and/or the transcript may not yet be available.