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Kenneth Paul Hudson

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Please note - Former platoon member and dog handler Kenneth Hudson passed away on October 6, 2016. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2015. Ken and his Scout Dog Sarge X052 served together from 1968-1969. Kenneth also served as Platoon Clerk in 1969. Ken and Sarge's service is appreciated and not forgotten. Our deepest condolences go out to his family.

Brother, rest in peace.

The following is Kenneth's obituary as published on from the Lancaster News:

Kenneth Paul Hudson (1948 - 2016) Obituary

LANCASTER – Mr. Kenneth Paul Hudson, 68, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at his home. He was born May 26, 1948, in Lancaster, the son of the late Henry Paul Hudson and Birdie Tillman Hudson. He was the husband of Becky Ghent Hudson. Mr. Hudson retired from Forshaw Distribution as warehouse manager. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a scout dog handler for the 47th Scout Dog Platoon while serving with the 101st Airborne Division. He enjoyed camping and often referred to these trips as making memories with his grandchildren. He was a member of Second Baptist Church. Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife of 48 years, Becky Ghent Hudson; a son, Jason Hudson and his wife, Vicki, of Greene-ville, Tenn.; a daughter, Karen H. Mauney and her husband, Ken, of Boiling Springs; a sister, Vivian Whitaker and her husband, Crawford, of Fort Lawn; six grandchildren, Jordan Dean and her husband, Dustin, Lauren Mauney, Cassie Mauney, Kylie Mauney, Abby Hudson and Seth Hudson; and a great-grandson, Aaron Dean. The celebration of life memorial service for Mr. Hudson will be 11 a.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church by Dr. Brian Saxon and the Rev. Donnie Tillman. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720; or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. The family would like to say a special thank you to Hospice Care of South Carolina. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, is caring for the family of Mr. Hudson.

Announcing Paw Power, a never before published manuscript written by platoon member SGT Rusty Allen. This graphic book recounts, in his own words, SGT Allen's 1968-69 experiences while he served with his Scout Dog "Sig" in the 47th Scout Dog Platoon.

         Click the photo at left for the Table of Contents containing the chapter links plus a 2010 radio interview with Rusty.

© 1996, 2012, by Rusty Allen, all rights reserved.

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paw print  Brief Unit History
paw print  Area of Operation Maps (Sally, Phu Bai, Vietnam)
paw print  Platoon Diary:  1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971updated
paw print  47th IPSD Videosnew
paw print  Flashback Photos: Page 1 | Page 2updated
paw print  Flashback Album
paw print  Highlight Photos Archiveupdated
paw print  Scout Dog Photos and Rosterupdated
paw print  Vietnam: Memories from the 47th
paw print  Platoon Poster
paw print  Commander's Briefing Guide (1969)
paw print  Original Documents - reports, letters, certificatesUpdated
paw print  Alphabetical Platoon RosterUpdated
paw print  Platoon Member Online Directoryupdated
paw print  Organization Chart 1968-1971updated
paw print  47th IPSD Platoon Commandersnew
paw print  Press Clippingsupdated
paw print  Linn Sprowl: Original Platoon Sgt.
paw print  Reunion News & Albumupdated
paw print  2002 Reunion Photo Album
paw print John Carter's Return to Vietnam 2009 Photo Album  new

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paw print  Links To Related Sites
paw print  Brother Platoon: 59th Scout Dog Platoon Alpha Roster
paw print  Brother Platoon: 59th Scout Dog Platoon History
paw print  Brother Platoon: 59th Scout Dog Platoon Dog Roster
paw print  K9 Corps: Brief History of War Dogs in US Military
paw print  Vietnam War History, Presidents' Speeches, Published Commentary

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Issues of the 47th IPSD News: Bert Hubble's Bow-Wow Report:
paw print  Volume 1, Issue 1, April, 1997 paw print October, 2004
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paw print  Volume 1, Issue 3, July, 1997

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