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The 39th Scout Dog Platoon
7th Infantry Division

7th Infantry Division patch

In 1953 the 39th Scout Dog Platoon re-activated to be part of the 7th Infantry Division in Korea. After training at the "Mary Ellen Ranch" at Camp (now Fort) Carson in Colorado, the unit was deployed and was used for leading patrols along the DMZ.

Platoon members serving in Korea in 1953 - 55
Roger Adams - Waterville, Mn.
Bill Ball - Tiffin,Ia.
Garlend Bechtold - Buffalo, Mn.
Albert Benzel (deceased) - Alliance, Neb.
Norman Brammel - Lawrence, Ks.
Melvin Chandler - Oquawka, Il.
Eugene Cook - Wenona, Il.
Charles Daly - Camden, Il.
Victor Dreyer - Lone Rock, Ia.
Roman Haas - Hutchinson, Mn.
Ken Heaton - Neponset, Il.
Max Herrman - Ladora, Ia.
Ellis Krahn - Adell, Wi.
Laverne Logas - Farmington, Ia.
Greg Lunde - Hastings, Mn.
Donald Mathy - Morrowville, Ks.
Victor Moede - Oconomowoc, Wi.
Paul Morkassel - Warren, Mn.
Laverne Olsen - Osage, Ia.
Melvin Prusa - Howells, Ne.
Donald Rabe - Clay Center, Ks.
Rex Rickles - Montecello, Ia.
Don Sellers - Okeechobee, Fl.
Vernon Schroeder - Pretty Prairie, Ks.
Robert Swanstrom - Ft. Collins, Co.
F. Bayard Toussaint - Punta Gorda, Fl

Dog boxes at the "Mary Ellen Ranch" training area

Sign at the Camp Carson training area