Bert Hubble, coordinator of our platoon reunion in St. Louis, reports that the number of confirmed attendees has risen to thirty-three. This number includes unit alumni, spouses, children, and invited guests.

If you haven't made your reservations yet there's still time to do so. The reunion will be held from June 20-22 at the Radisson Hotel St. Louis Airport, 11228 Eagle Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044. For reservations call 1-800-333-3333. Be sure to ask for the special group rate under "Scout."

Scout Dog Handler Joe McMahon takes time to pet his dog Alex at LZ Sally, Vietnam

Original 47th IPSD Class Roster

Herman L. Allen
Frank Bagatta
John F. Carter
Thomas G. Corsello
James J. Drum
Michael L. Hames
Jonathan Harraden
Craig Haverfield
Roger J. Hermann
Wesley T. Hermann
Edward S. G. Hicks
Bertram M. Hubble
Daryl E. Hubble
William Jones
Otis L. Johnson
Ernest A. J. Jonson

David Kirkpatrick
Richard G. Leonard
Joseph P. McMahon
Gary E. Mengel
Thomas Muir, Jr.
Marvin R. Pearce
Jimmy E. Powrzanis
Larry E. Proper
Frederick Severni
Linn E. Sprowl
Stanley C. Stockdale
Dock E. Swindle
Jonathan D. Wahl
Eugene C. Wright
James E. Youtz

Rusty Allen leads Sig over a hurdle during training in Fort Benning, Georgia - 1968


Class # 3-68, consisting of the 47th and 59th platoons, completed a 12 week Scout Dog Handler Course on 3 May 1968. These were the last full units to deploy from the Dog School. Subsequently only replacement handlers were trained at Fort Benning.

The original 47th is now scattered across 18 states

Trivia Question:

What was Sgt. Sprowl's favorite expression? (answer below)

47th IPSD News written and edited by Jonathan Wahl and Leigh Hunt. Jonathan can be reached via e-mail at 47ipsd@47ipsd.us

Platoon photographs may not be republished without written permission
2000 Jonathan D. Wahl