What a real treat. Our website guru, Jonathan, was a member of the 47th IPSD and he manages his unit’s website as well. We were talking today about doing some video and how to best get it online when he referred me to this treasure of video only as an example of how we could put something online. When I saw it, I absolutely had to share with everyone.
As you will see, this was taken by one of the Platoon Commanders, James Bradshaw. It will be a real eye-opener for all of the young folks who never knew life before the digital age, but it is a great opportunity to share some video of the dogs and handlers with the 47th who were in support of the 101st. Much of the time, they were based in Hue, South Vietnam which was up in I Corps. Keep in mind, these handlers were trained at Fort Benning as Infantry, not MPs. After viewing the video go into the website proper and get a real sense of the way handlers in Vietnam worked. Lots of stories, photos and history are stored here. Great job, Jonathan. Enjoy the video everyone.
(Photo of Jonathan on long hike in the mountains.)
Click on the link below to see the Vietnam era video. By the way, the dog footage is around minute mark 13. The entire footage is about 37 minutes long.