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!
Please note - Original platoon member and dog handler Jonathan Harraden passed away from cancer on November 4, 2017. Jonathan was wounded in action in Vietnam on July 26, 1968 and sustained shrapnel wounds to his legs. He was promoted to Sergeant E-5 in November and returned for full-time duty with the 47th later that month. His honorable service to our country with his Scout Dog Major (aka Dawg) is appreciated and not forgotten. Our deepest condolences go out to his family.
Jonathan's obituary and memory book can be viewed at:
Brother, rest in peace.
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.
|Ron Bullock & Allen Mathews||Rowdy||Ernie Jonson & Major|
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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 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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