BY: 7th Air Force, Public Affairs Office:
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH AIR FORCE (PACAF) APO SAN FRANCISCO 96307
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7-67-097
WAR ENDS FOR NEMO: K-9 HERO GOES HOME
CANINE HERO RETURNS TO STATES -- Nemo, a 95-pound Air Force sentry dog who served in Vietnam since January last year, is shown with Airman Second Class Melvin W. Bryant of Port St.. Joe, Fla., who is accompanying the dog back to the United States. The 5-year-old K-9 is returning to Lackland Air Force Base, Tex., for retirement. Nemo was seriously wounded Dec. 5, 1966, when he discovered hidden Viet Cong infiltrators at Tan Son Nhut air base. He was credited not only with saving his master's life, but preventing further destruction of life and property at Tan Son Nhut (AIR FORCE PHOTO)
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