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DOGS
Scout Dogs of the 39th IPSD

Name          SN          Handlers                              Notes
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Alf
                 Joe Stitz            11/66 - 05/67
                                   Jim Andresen    5/67 -  4/68
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Aster          K092                             
                                    Kenneth Horne      1970
                                                         KIA on Nov 10, 1970
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Axel          84A6     
                                          Michaux Newman     1970
                                          John Blaes          1969 - 1970
                                         Dennis Brown  
                                                        KIA on Jan 29, 1971
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Bandit
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Baron            53X9
    
          John Kregel          03/67 - 11/67
                             KIA on Apr 07, 1969
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Blackie          26A5     John Marisic          08/69 - 02 /70
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Blitz          56A4     Donald Bradley          02/70 - 12/70     
                                  Transferred to the 59th IPSD    12/1970
                                                                 KIA on May 31, 1971
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Bruce                                                  1944 - 1945 (WWII)
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Budda           4A82
    
     (1966)                        (1971)     
          Robert Brown          03/66 - 06/67
         James McGee
                                    Richard Hovis
                                    Thomas Klimek
Unofficially  retired and "adopted" by SFC Thomas Kelly in 1971
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Buddy          
              Ken Stiger          1970
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Caesar            5X56  
  
        Pete Peters          03/66 - 01/67     
                                 KIA on Mar 04, 1968
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Caesar     

                               Wayne McLeister     04/66 - 06/67
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Concho     

                      Greg Blanchard          11/69 -  ??
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Danny                    Sgt ??? Knisely  ( KIA )     1944 - 1945
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Diablo            3A53     

                                Joe McNally          09/66 - 12/66     
                                              Put down on Dec 12, 1966
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Dutchess      7H74     Sgt ??? Knight         1944 - 1945
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Feller          03X5                          KIA on Nov 08, 1968
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Fritz          5X72     
Greg Blanchard          11/60 - 09/70
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Gretchen     265A     
Vaughn Payne          03/66 - 05/67
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Gretchen

                            Tommy Barker          ??/?? - 09/70     
                                                    KIA on Sep 03, 1970
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Gretel             X399
   

       Brian Taras           06/69 - 05/70
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Grief           0K78     
                                   Lindsay Baldoni          07/67 - 08/67
        Dennis Crelling             ??/67 - ??/68
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Gus               

                                    Lee Brady
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Gus          7X29   
                                    Rubin Sanchez          1968
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Heidi          X600     

         Herbert Geise        1970
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Jack           1X56

  
       Dennis DeWindt       03/66 - 06/67
                                                    ???          06/67 - 05/68     
       Terry Robbins           05/68 - 11/68   

                    Died of surgery complications
                    (non-combat related)
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Judge          5A45     
                                 Joe McNally            12/66 - 05/67
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Jumbo          833M     
      Robert Shearer          1969 - 1970
     Terry Gunn
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Kelly           5M52   
                                 Terry Robbins              ?     - 04/69          
     James Johnson          04/69 - 07/69     
  KIA on Jul 01, 1969 along with handler
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Kelly          9A34     
                                            Morse
     Johnny Mayo            ?       - 03/71
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Kemo          356M     
    Wayne Krueger          07/70 - 07/71
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Kim               
   Gerry Mortensen        10/66 - 05/67
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King            9A18    
                               Richard Myers           06/67 - 11/67     
                                    KIA on Nov13, 1967 along with handler
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King           07M8     
                               Robert Van Buskirk     01/70 - 12/70
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King           X200     
                               Jeffrey Freeman          09/69 - 04/70     
                                 KIA on Apr 08, 1970  along with handler
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Machen      2X99     
   James Rade               04/66 - 11/66     
   John Kregel               12/66 - 02/67
                          KIA on Mar 31, 1968
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Major           668M  
  
                              William Kaltenbach      10/69 - 08/70
                                 ???  Romanchek        ??/?? - 02/71
                                   Herbert Geise           03/71 - 07/71
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Major          ?
                               Robert Hudson             08/70 - 09/70     
                                                              Was returned to DTD
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Mathew          34A9    
                               Robert Townsley     ??/70 - ??/71
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Nikki          2X84
   
                              Bruce Hartman         03/66 - 01/67

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Prince                   5A07     
       Melvin Cobb           04/66 - 11/66    
       WIA, Nov 1966, bullet wound in right hip
       Pete Peters             01/67 - 06/67    
                       Put down  Sep 1967
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Prince          672M
   
                                 Robert Hudson          08/70 - 08/71     
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Princess      45X9     
    Richard Cortez          10/66 - 05/67
                                                  ???          05/67 - 04/68
   James Morrison          04/68 - 02/69     
       KIA on Feb 02, 1969 along with handler
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Princess      764M     
                              Steve Ogle                09/69 - 05/71
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Princess          49A1                              KIA on Aug 03, 1969
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Rex               
  Clyde Pyatt               03/66 - 06/67
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Ringo                          
       
                           Robert Hudson          10/70 - 03/71
                                      Died 3/71 of an intestinal ailment
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Rusty          3X22     
John Kregel              10/66 - 11/66      
       MIA after a firefight in Nov 1966          
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Sam               

 George Austin               1971
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Satan          4A16     
                            Mike Voorhees          09/66 - 05/67
                            Erling Anderson   05/67 - 06/67     
                                       (Handler KIA on Jun 22, 1967)
                           John Rikans               06/67 - 05/68
                           Jack Jager                        1969     
                                         Died of disease (IHS) in 1969
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Sheba          824M     
Herbert Geise          07/70 -         
                              KIA on ?
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Shep           X125     
                                   Bill Herrera          12/67 - 12/68
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Skip          
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Storm           01M3                              KIA on Apr 23, 1969
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Stryker           1M88     
                                   Stephen Gallo          07/70 - 06/71
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Syre          4X25      
                                   Daniel Rasizzi          1968
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Tiger          819A     

       Johnny Mayo          04/70 -    ?     
                        Died of complications from
                        fragmentation wounds.
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Tippy          14A7                              KIA on ?
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Toro           2X79     
   Carl Dobbins          03/66 - 06/67     
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Trouble                      Thomas Bailey
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Wolf                                                           1944 - 1945
                          KIA in March 1945
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Zipper
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MASCOTS

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"Charlie"
   
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"I.G."
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"PUSSY"
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                            The Vet's Corner

IHS, aka Idiopathic Hemorrhage Syndrome = TCP aka Tropical Canine
Pancytopenia = Ehrlichiosis, an infection in dogs by Ehrlichia Canis, a
 rickettsial blood parasite transmitted by ticks, primarily the tick
Rhipicephalus Sanguineus.
IHS was used as the term to describe the condition in 1967 - 68, as the
cause was unknown. TCP was a more defiinitive clinical term, but the
cause was still unknown. Dave Huxsoll, an Army Vet, identified the
parasite. The disease occurs in many parts of Africa, the Middle East,
SE Asia, the Caribbean, the USA, and the Mediterranean area.
Symptoms include high fever, sometimes hemorrhage from the nose,
 sometimes vomiting and dysentary. A brown deposit may form on the
teeth and gums. Excitement, convulsions, and partial paralysis also
metimes occur. The infection may sometimes remain dormant and
undetected, until heat stress triggers an outbreak.
Tetracycline Hydrochloride was used as a control drug, but it never
seemed to eliminate the strain found in dogs that had served in 'Nam.
Over 500 Vietnam service U.S. Military Working Dogs died due to
pathology associated with Ehrlichiosis.