Bert Hubble

Bert Hubble's


March 2004


Friendship - Communication - Understanding

Distributed Quarterly: March - June - September - December
To Former Platoon Members of the 47th & 59th Infantry Platoons (Scout Dog)


Fellow Platoon Members:

This will be my last pitch to entice you to join us in Beaumont.

We are planning for a nice affair, one that you will enjoy participating in. I know that we will have competition from the ceremony that will be held at Fort Benning GA on May 8th, but the real fun will be going on in Beaumont with your buddies.

We have arranged for a charter bus to pick us up at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning May 8th and take us out for some sight seeing of the area, returning to the Holliday Inn about 4:00 PM. We are not sure what the entire itinerary will be as yet but it will include the Veterans Memorial Park and the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur as well as many other points of interest.

The dinner banquet will be at 7:00 PM, with seating at 6:30 PM. Selections will include southern fried chicken, marinated London Broil & cat fish fillet, fresh fruit salad and crisp garden salad, green beans, almandine zucchini/yellow squash medley, rice or pasta, au gratin potatoes, black forest cake and cheesecake with fruit topping, coffee, decaf and ice tea. Key information is as follows:

Group Name: Scout Dog Reunion
Dates: May 6th  May 9th 2004
Place: Holiday Inn Beaumont Midtown I-10
Reservations: 409-892-2222
Room Rate: $71.30 includes Room & Tax
Dinner Banquet:Saturday Evening May 8th 2004, 7:00 PM
$25.20 per person paid in advance
Fun Bus Tour$20.00
Airport Transportation: Free Shuttle

Your pre-paid costs for the upcoming Reunion, which should be sent to Bertram Hubble 143 S. San Jose Drive Glendora CA 91741. I am reachable at 626-335-0428 or Tel 310-335-9499. Rusty may be reached at Tel: 409-787-4225.

Jonathan has posted a roster of confirmed participants and reunion details on our web site. In addition to these many others are planning to attend if circumstances allow.


I encourage you to view Jonathan's recently posted Long Trail 2003 slide show and hiking journal, which contains 520 photos and is accessible at

Florida Reunion

Fla. Vietnam Vets 17th ReunionThe Florida Vietnam Veterans' 17th annual reunion is scheduled for April 23-25, 2004. The event will feature the American Veterans' Traveling Tribute Wall (4/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Wall) and will take place at Wickham Park in Melbourne, Florida. Reservations are being taken at the Baymont Inn and Suites (321-242-9400) ... dogs are allowed and most of the dog handlers attending will stay there ... reduced room rates of $65.00 have been extended to those attending the reunion.
For questions or any further information, contact Sherry Wells at, phone 321-494-1547, or visit the Vietnam Veterans of Brevard (hosting organization) web page at

Platoon Members - Call for Volunteer to Work on 59th Web Site

With the unfortunate passing of Dean Harrison on November 4, 2002, Dean never really was able to develop his web site for the 59th Scout Dog Platoon. The site is still up but has never been developed or changed since its inception. If someone has the interest and knowledge to take the site and develop it or create one for the 59th IPSD that would be terrific but in the mean time Jonathan and I have updated the Platoon Roster for the 59th Scout Dog Platoon and added it back to our 47th site. You may go to our home page and scroll down to the heading Other Information and click on the selection for the 59th Roster. You may go directly to the roster at

This report is a bit short this time due to reunion planning. I hope to see you in Beaumont.

Take care of yourselves,


Author: Bertram M. Hubble
Editor/Publisher: Jonathan D. Wahl
2004 Bertram M. Hubble