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It started at Fort Benning over 30 years ago and we all remember what happened shortly thereafter.

The Unforgettable that many of us tried so hard to forget.

The hard times, the fear, the heat, the sweat, the loneliness.

The absurd, the senseless, the tragic.

Our lost youth, our lost brothers, being outcasts in our own country.

But there were also things Worth Remembering.

Our brothers-in-arms, our canine companions, our shared experiences.

Our hope, our laughter, our sense of accomplishment, the saving of lives.

The music, the letters to/from home, the travel to exotic locales, the countdown to the World, the faces of loved ones.

It's Time. Time to gather "where it all began" at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Time for our units to come home on our terms. Time to say hello to long lost faces and to put it to bed once and for all.

The 47th and 59th Scout Dog Platoons are lining up from May 10-12, 2002 at the Columbus Hilton. The Reunion will be an event you will not want to miss. We'll all get together: former Platoon members, families, significant others, and special guests. We'll review photos, documents, and momentos from our time in Vietnam. We'll tour Fort Benning including the National Infantry Museum, the War Dog Memorial at Sacrifice Field, and our former training areas. We'll sit down to dinner and hear from some great guest speakers. We'll do it right.

If you've never attended previous get togethers such as the Vietnam Dog Handler Association bi-annual meetings - that's OK. You may have been too busy or a little shy or just plain not into it. That's understandable.

This one is different. You are part of this. If you're going to attend just one military reunion, This is The One. Don't miss it. Lay in your plans. "Fall In" and get ready for a one-of-a kind event.

Welcome home. We can't wait to see you.


Name: 47th/59th Scout Dog Reunion
Dates: May 10th - 12th, 2002 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Columbus Georgia and Fort Benning
Place: Historic Columbus Hilton ,800 Front Avenue, Columbus GA 31901
Reservations: Call 800-524-4020 or 706-324-1800.
Mention Group Name: "Scout Dog Reunion"
Room Rate:$83.00 plus 7% room tax per night, Rate good for two days before and after the reunion.
Banquet:Dinner Banquet Saturday May 11th, 2002, $23.95/pp payable in advance
Tour:Ft. Benning Bus Tour leaves hotel Saturday morning, May 11th, $12.00/pp payable in advance. Includes National Infantry Museum self-tour, War Dog Memorial ceremony, Post highlights.
Advance payments and reservations for dinner banquet and bus tour should be sent to Bert Hubble,143 S. San Jose Drive, Glendora, CA 91741.
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