47th IPSD Alphabetical Roster
This roster contains the names of all individuals known to have served with the 47th.
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NAME DOG CITY ST FROM TO NOTES Adams, James H. Fritz 4M69 Dallas TX 6/00/69 01/00/70 Later served as a Door Gunner Allen, Herman L. Sig K036 Hemphill TX 5/27/68 4/26/69 Re-enlisted - Assigned to 59th IPSD Allgood, Velton C. Laddie Meridan MS 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Sergeant Anderson, Dale A. Dusty 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Antone, Ervin 0/00/70 7/00/71 Arellano, Alfred R. Teddy 34X5 Denver CO 9/00/68 3/00/69 Ashcraft, Simon J. LoBo X958 Pittsburgh PA 8/17/70 Assigned a Second Dog, Also Clerk Ashton, William J. Cookie 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Ayers, Ben Buck 61X2 Lowell MI Bagatta, Frank Rebel X202 New City NY 5/27/68 7/18/68 Wounded Bailey, William Prince Bronx NY 5/00/70 Baker, Dale L. Dutch 21A8 Dillon MT 7/00/70 4/8/71 Baker, Larry W. Cindy 32M5 7/00/70 11/24/70 Died November 1980 Bamburg, Brooks V. Biloxi MS 6/00/70 12/13/70 Barnett, Daniel None Crossville TN 4/00/69 5/00/70 Plt Sergeant 44th, 57th, 58th, 47th Baumgardner, William 9/00/70 4/00/71 Wounded Beal, John A. Moe X363 Albia IA 9/00/68 2/00/69 Bishop, Algin T. 2/16/71 Bowers, George Wolf X548 Burmingham AL 1/00/69 6/00/69 Wounded Bowers, Stephen Lance 8M79 Sarasota FL 05/00/69 03/20/70 Brackett, Gordon S. Jr. Lance 8M79 Lodi CA 8/00/68 7/31/69 Silver Star - 1969, died 06/24/2008 Braden, Charles A. Clinton TN 6/00/70 8/9/70 died 09/11/1971 Bradshaw, James M. 7/00/69 2/00/70 Platoon Comander Breitbach, Sylvester J. Johnny 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Bullock, Ronald Ebony 030M Hanson MA 5/31/69 2/00/70 Wounded 6/69, killed 05/19/2010 Tampa, FL Burghart, Peter N. Gretchen 7K19 Stratford CT 10/00/70 10/00/71 Died 5/11/04 Burnstein, Sandy None Valley Center CA 7/00/70 7/00/71 Veterinary Technician Buturlia, Russel D. Groveland MA 4/00/70 Cano, Jesus Sally-J El Paso TX 7/00/70 7/00/71 Veterinary Technician, Sally-J was mascot Carey, Thomas P. Burnsville MN 11/2/70 Carroll, Bruce E. Smokey 750M
San Leandro CA 1/00/70 1/00/71 Died 08/24/2011; Carter, John F. None Granby CT 5/27/68 5/23/69 Veterinary Technician Casimano, Charles Roger 3M84 Levittown NY 7/00/70 3/00/71 Chadwick, D. E. 7/01/70 7/00/71 Chaffin, Alethan E. Tags 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Collins, Jerry D. Dutch 21A8 12/17/71 Collins, Rufus W. 1/2/72 Combs, Refus M. Duke Shreveport LA 10/00/70 7/00/71 Cooper, Ronald K. Thunder X229 Los Angeles CA 3/00/70 4/20/71 Corsello, Thomas G. Jeff 3M61 Hearne TX 5/27/68 5/23/69 X'frd to Line Unit but Returned. Died 11/18/2009 Cox, James E. Cider 05M6
AL 05/10/69; 04/13/70 Died 08/24/2011 Creighton, James 6/00/69 3/00/70 Cunningham, William Bizz 16M6 Janesville WI 9/00/68 11/7/68 Wounded Daniels, James Lion 12M8 Darmstadt, Alwyn R Rider 7K21 Elmira NY 12/00/70 7/00/71 Dennis, Harley W. Spencer X100 Howell MI 01/00/70 9/12/70 Dentis, Arthur Rex 9A20 Houston TX 5/00/69 4/00/70 Mine/Tunnel Dog Team Detrick, Gary Gene Princess 1M20 Wapakoneta OH 1/29/69 4/13/69 KIA 4/13/69 Wall Panel 27W-072 Diaz, Rafael Angel New York NY 11/30/70 IH 11/30/70 Wall Panel 06W-098 Dimuccio, Michael 3/18/72 Dozier, Thomas B. 11/00/71 Eccles Egan, Darrell A. 1/00/70 Epps, Clinton Fritz 3M75 Talulah LA 11/00/68 11/00/69 Falk, Bruce P. Brownie 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Fisher, Charles N. Duke 217M 8/6/70 Fisk, Elmer Duke H-14 Poynette WI 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Sergeant Fontanilla, Gustino Bud 64A7 Eleele HI 8/6/70 Transferred in from 41st IPSD Franks, Charles W. Little Joe 223M Owens Crossroads AL 3/00/70 9/10/70 x'frd from B/2/501st Gary, Martin W. None 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service First Lieutenant Gassman, Robert S. 2/10/72 Gibbs, Theodore Dug 112M 4/00/70 12/31/70 Second Dog was Charger 416A Goelzhauser, Gary J. Murphy 6M77 Herculaneum MO 12/00/69 11/9/70 died 03/25/2009 Gollindo 10/3/71 Grubbs, Glenn V. 12/2/70 Hames, Michael L, Wolf X548 Giddings TX 5/27/68 5/23/69 died 06/18/2012 Harper II, William R. 4/00/70 Harraden, Jonathan Major 3M47 Woodstock CT 5/27/68 5/23/69 Wounded 7/26/1968; Died 11/4/2017 Harrelson, Daniel D Duke Andalusia AL 3/00/70 Hartley, Guy H. Wolf 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Sergeant Haverfield, Craig Nicki X370 Coral Springs FL 5/27/68 5/23/69 Herman, Dennis M. Bar 189A Maiden NC 01/01/71 9/17/71 Hermann, Roger J. Major M092 Nanuet NY 5/27/68 5/23/69 Hermann, Wesley T. Buck 61X2 Ottawa IL 5/27/68 11/24/68 Wounded 11/24/68, Died 199? Hicks, Edward S.G. Princess 1M20 Manchester CT 5/27/68 5/23/69 Wounded 7/20/1968 Hicks, Jesse C. 10/5/71 Hoeppner, Raymond Lady 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Hong, Richard D. Ebony 030M Madison WI 9/1/68 9/1/69 Bronze Star with "V" Device Hood, James A. Quitman TX 1/9/71 Platoon Sergeant Hopkins, Ronny Doc Horn, John Hrouda, Bernard A. Colonial Hts VA Hubbard, Don E. Prince Fort Worth TX 11/9/70 Hubble, Bertram M Butch 93X3 Glendora CA 5/27/68 11/1/68 Reassigned to 45th IPSD Hubble, Daryl E. Trooper 3M28 Los Angeles CA 5/27/68 11/1/68 Reassigned to 45th IPSD Hudson, Kenneth P. Sarge X052 Mooresville NC 5/00/69 11/00/69 also Platoon Clerk, died 10/06/2016 Huertas, Cesar Bronx NY Huskey. William L. Little Joe 223M VA 2/00/70 Jackson, LeRoy Bizz 16M6 Brunswick GA Jacobson, Lane H. Smokie 7M50 Esmond ND 8/21/70 Jestes, Donald G. Rebel X202 Ellicott City MD 12/00/68 12/00/69 1st dog King Johnson, Otis L. Rolf K086 Canon City CO 5/27/68 5/23/69 Wounded Jones, Donnie W Prince Fortson GA 6/00/68 5/00/70 Before with the 44th IPSD Jones, William Colonel 5M17 Oak Park IL 5/27/68 11/01/68 Reassigned to 45th IPSD Jonson, Ernest A. Jr. Major 3M47 Redmond WA 5/27/68 11/01/68 Wounded, Reassigned to 45th IPSD Kashkarov, Werner Hansel Santa Monica CA 4/00/70 6/00/70 Transferred in from 41st IPSD Kelly, Edward J. II 7/00/71 Kelly, Stephen Blitz Birmingham AL 05/00/70 03/00/71 Kohout, Roger J. Bullet 6M29 Definance OH 9/13/70 Kraay, Paul D. Duke VO79 Paxton IL 11/20/69 10/15/70 Krabbee, William L. Pal 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Kuezek, Jim Fat Albert 7K10 Phillipsburg NJ 10/00/70 7/00/71 Mine/Tunnel Dog Team Lamar, Arthur J. 3/00/70 Wounded 9/69 Lane, David Goldsboro NC Ledford, Noah Jr. NC 5/00/70 Cherokee Native American aka "Chief" Lemish, Steve Duke 96M0 El Cajon CA 1/00/71 7/21/71 Leonard, Richard G. Toby X365 Centerville UT 5/27/68 4/26/69 Lewis, James 3/1/72 Loew, Donald R. Bud 64A7 06/01/70 12/31/70 Accompanied T. Newell's body home Martin, David Springer II Smokey 750M Dallas TX 06/69 04/00/70 Died 10/20/18 Mathews, Allen Rowdy 9A71 Cridersville OH 1/29/69 1/25/70 also handled LoBo X958 McCoy, George D. Wolf X548 Pell City AL 3/01/70 1/21/71 McCrary, Ronnie F. Sarge X052 Toney AL 1/29/69 8/24/70 Died 8/19/01 McMahon, Joseph P. Alex 0K64 Elkhart IN 5/27/68 12/00/68 McNall, Everette H. None 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service T/Sergeant Mengel, Gary E. Mike X668 S Lakeland FL 5/27/68 Wounded Mestrits, Zoltan Lux Mayfield Village OH 4/00/70 8/00/70 Transferred in from 41st IPSD Miller, Paul Michael Prince Cheboygan MI 8/00/70 6/00/71 Wounded Miller, Roberto None FPO AE 11/23/68 7/00/69 Platoon Commander Monahan, Vinny J. 10/00/70 7/00/71 Moore, Richard .T. 7/00/70 7/14/71 Muir, Thomas Jr. Bullet 6M29 Medford OR 5/27/68 5/23/69 Second Dog Prince 14M1 Murray, Richard T. Duke Rockville Ctr NY 8/00/70 7/00/71 Newell, Tim Edwin Blackie 38A3 De Moines IA 9/09/70 KIA ambush 9/09/70, Wall Panel 07W-049 Nisse, Charles L 6/00/70 Platoon Clerk Nywening, Kenneth Sargeant 5A05 Princeton Jct NJ 8/00/70 7/00/71 Owen, Phillip G. N. Hollywood CA 1970 Owens, Richard G. Shep 69A3 Redding CA 12/16/70 OJT Handler from 2/502 Paventy, Lewis C. Dug 112M 11/30/71 Pearce, Marvin R. Prince 14M1 Capitola CA 5/27/68 8/25/68 KIA 8/25/68 Wall Panel 46W-019 Pepper, Richard L. Zeus 296A Robbinsville NC 5/70 3/71 Perrie, Michael J. Baron 81A3 Pensacola FL 4/00/70 2/23/71 Perry, Woodron L. 6/00/70 Peterman, Rene M. King 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Peters, George G. Buddy 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Pinezaddleby, John Fant K027 Anadarko OK 8/00/70 7/6/71 Powers, Jerry R. 1/11/92 Powrzanas, Jimmy E. Rebel X202 Fultondale AL 5/27/68 5/23/69 Prior, Harry 7/21/71 Veterinary Technician Proper, Larry E. Fellow 0K88 Suffolk VA 5/27/68 5/23/69 Bronze Star with "V" Device Rainey, David L. King 36A6 Seaside OR 12/01/70 07/21/71 Raphel, Eugene V. Washington DC 6/00/70 Reeves, Edward L. Prince 986A Grove City OH 8/21/70 7/21/71 Rhea, Robert Trooper 3M28 Laurel DE 1/00/71 5/00/71 OJT handler from a line unit Rivera, Benjamin 7/00/71 Robbins, Dennis N. Santa Rosa CA 9/00/70 7/00/71 Platoon Clerk, d. 1992 Rodgers, John C. Alex 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Rohde, Charles A. Shep 69A3 Saginaw MI 3/00/70 8/17/70 Rohl, Robert L. 1/21/71 Rosnau, Lowell Rickey Brainerd MN 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Roush, Philip E. Shep 69A3 05/31/69 7/00/70 Sager, Dennis R. 3/12/71 Sawyer, William H Dug 112M Palermo ME 4/00/70 7/00/70 Transferred in from 41st IPSD Scherer, Douglas E. Thunder X229 Tekonsha MI 8/19/70 Schilling, Franz J. Sig K036 Montrose MO 11/8/70 Schwartzberg, Arthur Brooklyn NY 7/21/71 Veterinary Technician Selix, James M. Colorado Springs CO 10/30/71 Killed 10/30/71 Wall Panel 02W-056 Severni, Frederick Prince Fridley MN 5/27/68 5/23/69 Reassigned to 42nd IPSD Simmons, Cecil H. Pal 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Simon, Endre Burnsville MN Slattery Smith, Darrold R. Lance 8M79 Houston TX 1/21/71 Smock, Donald D. 1/7/72 Sprowl, Linn E. None Lacey WA 5/27/68 9/05/68 Platoon Sergeant Steinhebel, Frank J. Bullet 6M29 Madison Hts MI 7/15/70 7/00/71 Stevens, Charles F King 72M4 Montross VA 3/15/71 6/3/71 Wounded Steward, Cecil L. Pal 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Stockdale, Stanley None NW Atlanta GA 5/27/68 5/23/69 Platoon Commander Stringer, William F. Miami FL 7/00/71 Platoon Sergeant Surratt, Roy L. Boy 8/18/45 10/20/45 WWII Service Rank T/5 Surrett, Robert L. Rex 9A20 Wounded 3/30/70 Taylor, John G. Socks X889 Edison GA Off Leash Dog Team, Wounded Thomas, David A. Boo 7M10 Kissimmee FL 8/00/70 Thorpe, Thomas S. Sig K036 Yucaipa CA 2/00/70 9/00/70 Platoon Commander, in from 41st IPSD Tremember, Jake Don 7/00/69 7/00/70 Tupper, Dan Prince 74X1 Burghill OH 10/00/70 7/00/71 2nd Dog was Thunder X229, died 04/09/2011 Van Clief, John R. None Louisville KY 9/30/70 7/21/71 Platoon Commander Wagner, David A. Prince 14M1 Salisbury NC 2/28/71 Wahl, Jonathan Flexible Delray Beach FL 5/27/68 5/23/69 Platoon Clerk, Flexible was Mascot Wells, Raymond Jr. 3/00/71 White, Blaine L. Westwego LA 9/15/70 White, Joseph J. Ebony 030M Jacksonville FL 02/00/70 10/22/70 Wrote book "Ebony & White", died 10/24/2009 White, Tommy C. Jackson TN Wilde, Jon C. Claude TX 6/00/70 12/00/70 Platoon Sergeant, died 08/25/1997 Wilson, Benjamin Prince 14M1 Wounded 3/15/70 Wright, Eugene C. Pup 3M45 Springfield MO 5/27/68 2/00/69 nicknamed "The General" Wyatt, Michael Rebel 43X4 Lima OH 10/00/69 6/01/71 43rd IPSD Handler (WIA), Clerk with 47th Yalango, Michael Boo 7M10
Staten Island NY 6/00/69 6/00/70 Youtz, James E. Willie 6M11 Harrisbourg PA 5/27/68 7/27/68 Wounded
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