Welcome to the Official Web Site of the 47th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog)
Please scroll down and discover the story of our unit. Updated often!
In 1997 I created the 47th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog) website to honor the scout dogs and their handlers and to preserve the history of the unit in Vietnam from 1968 through 1971. Former platoon members, their families, and others contributed to the extensive content on the website.
This year I donated the 47th website to the online archives of the Military Working Dog Heritage Museum (MWDHM). This donation provides a permanent home on the internet for the 47th website where it will be available to current and future generations for education and research. The website link remains the same, 47ipsd.us, and I will continue to accept contributions of content, provide updates and maintenance, and respond to requests from users.
Thank you to the folks at the MWDHM for their willingness and technical assistance in hosting this website. Specific thanks go to the Board of Directors who assisted in this transition, including Mr. Albert Johnson, President, Ms. Dixie Whitman, Secretary, and Mr. Albert Bretado, Webmaster.
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.
|2LT Stanley Stockdale||Steve Bowers||Philip Roush & Shep|
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Brief Unit History Area of Operation Maps (Sally, Phu Bai, Vietnam) Platoon Diary: 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 47th IPSD Videos Flashback Photos: Page 1 | Page 2 Flashback Album Highlight Photos Archive Scout Dog Photos and Roster Vietnam: Memories from the 47th Platoon Poster Commander's Briefing Guide (1969) Original Documents - reports, letters, certificates Alphabetical Platoon Roster Platoon Member Online Directory Organization Chart 1968-1971 47th IPSD Platoon Commanders new audio program added 11/05/2019 Press Clippings Linn Sprowl: Original Platoon Sgt. Reunion News & Album 2002 Reunion Photo Album John Carter's Return to Vietnam 2009 Photo Album
Other Sources of Information:
Links To Related Sites Brother Platoon: 59th Scout Dog Platoon Alpha Roster Brother Platoon: 59th Scout Dog Platoon History Brother Platoon: 59th Scout Dog Platoon Dog Roster K9 Corps: Brief History of War Dogs in US Military Vietnam War History, Presidents' Speeches, Published Commentary
|Issues of the 47th IPSD News:||Bert Hubble's Bow-Wow Report:|
|Volume 1, Issue 1, April, 1997||October, 2004|
|Volume 1, Issue 2, May, 1997||All Bow-Wow Issues|
|Volume 1, Issue 3, July, 1997|
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