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Only recently have the incredible and complex roles of the "Dogman," or Scout Dog Handler, along with his faithful "Wardog," become widely known, studied, and respected to those outside of military service. 

Because of these highly-talented and trained men and the razor-sharp senses of their German Shepherd companions (K-9's), countless American GI's are alive and well today rather than having been killed or wounded in action alongside a rice paddy or forgotten jungle trail because the courageous men from the 49th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog (IPSD) were on point, giving an early warning signal that gave young American men an edge to survive in battle.

As with the many other pages on the BMB website, it was a true labor of love to compile the images that are displayed below and on the following two pages.  Special thanks to Jim Roy, John Ferguson, Bill Berg, Bill Harding, and Dick Freeman (49th IPSD, 1966 - 1967) for taking the time and effort to put this project together for not only this website, but for the men of the 49th IPSD as a whole. 

Contact information for the 49th IPSD:  Jim Roy j49scout@swbell.net  
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                                Killed in Action - 49th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog, 1966 - 1970

                                                                William L. Campbell 3-3-67
                                                                    Alan M. Sturdy 6-2-67
                                                                   Kenneth J. Dell 11-5-68
                                                               Clarence Creaghead 5-22-69                      

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The 49th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog joined the 199th Infantry Brigade in March of 1967 with 36 dogs and men.  It stayed with the Brigade and served gallantly until redeployment in October of 1970.

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                                        Camp Frenzell-Jones, 49th IPSD detachment area.

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                                                                SGT Jim Roy and Toby.

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Scout Dog BooBoo at Frenzell-Jones 49th

                                                    Scout Dog Boo-Boo at BMB, 1967


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Dog Roster, 49th IPSD, 1967

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                                                Bill Harding and Wolf at Ft. Benning, 1966.

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48th IPSD after leave at scout dog

                                                   

Jim Roy at Ft. Benning, 1966.


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Ft. Benning, 1966.  Handler Jim Roby and scout dog Toby.

                         

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Fort Benning 1966 scout dog school scout

                                                 

  Ft. Benning, 1966.  Jim Roy and Toby.


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Jim Roy and Toby.


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49th IPSD kennels at Camp Frenzell-Jones, 1967.


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49th IPSD kennels at Thu Duc Kolibab Den


49th IPSD kennels at Thu Duc.  Kolaba, Dennis Frazier, and Bran.


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Thu Duc, 1967.


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49th IPSD members, Dennis Frazier, Bill Harding, Kolaba, and Sam Warner.


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Scout dog Ben and handler Branson.


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SGT Bill Harding receiving the Army Commendation Medal for Valor.


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SP4's (later SGT's) Dennis Frazier and Bill Harding with scout dogs Lady and Wolf south of Saigon, 1967.  Scout Dog Lady would later be Killed in Action.


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Scout dog handlers Kip Livinston and Albert Oxiadine.


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Scout dog Sam at Thu Duc, 1967.


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49th IPSD scout dog Sam at Thu Duc VN 4t


Scout Dog Sam, Thu Duc.


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49th IPSD Scouts and dog at Mich.rubber


On patrol at the Rubber Plantation, 1967.


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49th IPSD setting up for photos for army


49th IPSD personnel training at Camp Frenzell-Jones, 1967.


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SGT Bill Berg and scout dog Sam on duty for the 4-12th Infantry, 1967.


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Kennels at Thu Duc.  Note the incoming in the background, 1967.


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SGT Bill Berg and Sam at BMB, 1967.


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SGT Kip Livinston at BMB.


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Scout dog handlers Bill Berg, Bill Harding, and Dennis Frazier.


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49th scout dog handlers Dennis Frazier ,


Handlers Dennis Frazier, Dick Freeman, and Branson.


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Scout Dog Missy at Thu Duc, 1967.


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Scout Dog Toby recovering after he and Jim Roy were wounded in action, 1967.


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49th setting up traing for Army photogra


49th IPSD training at BMB.


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Scout dog handler John Ferguson, 2-3rd Infantry.


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199th LIB 2nd of the 3rd Inf. 49th IPSD
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