Herbert Hoover Sweat, JrCorporal
25TH INF PLT (SCOUT DOG), 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
15 August 1948 - 21 February 1969
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A Life's Deed Not To Be Forgotten
Our company, Wild Card C/2/12th Cav, First Cav,
CPL Herbert Hoover Sweat, Jr. and his
The alert triggered an NVA hail of bullets and explosions, and the next moment CPL Sweat was fatally shot, and died instantly. The slack man was wounded by a bullet that went through CPL Sweat. He survived and later returned to C Company. The big black dog was wounded and medevaced with PFC Sweat's body.
By foiling an ambush and alerting the rest of C Company, CPL Sweat and his dog saved many lives that day. CPL Sweat was 20 years old.
CPL Herbert Hoover Sweat, Jr.
From a member of Co C 2nd 12th Cav First Cav on Feb 21, 1969.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe Vietnam Dog Handlers Association memorial indicates that Corporal Sweat was assigned to the 34th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog). Both the 25th and 34th IPSDs served with the 1st Cavalry Division, but records in the Central Identification Laboratory Hawaii and Saigon Mortuary databases say Cpl Sweat was with the 25th IPSD.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 03 Aug 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009