Bernie “Doc” Duff

MORE THAN FRIENDS

Bernie “Doc” Duff: More Than Friends

Artist’s Note: This is a painting of my friend Rex and his dog Hubert. The Dog Handlers in Vietnam got as close to their dogs as most of us got to one another and leaving them behind to rotate back to the world was often very traumatic. For Rex, who was evacuated after having been wounded, not knowing about his friend was, perhaps, as traumatic for him as his wound. When the United States pulled out of Vietnam, the dogs who served us all so well were left behind. If anyone has any information to share about Hubert, please contact me and I’ll relay the info to Rex.