K-9 WALL OF HONOR
 
 

The United States War Dogs Association  

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"A FALLEN COMRADE"

THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF A TEAM MEMBER CAN BE HARD ON A UNIT.     AIR FORCE SERGEANT JOY MEEKER TAKES US TO A CEREMONY WHERE 51ST. SECURITY FORCES HONORS ONE OF THEIR FALLEN COMRADES.

 

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"Click on above the photo of Kevin.

Comrades ceremoniously paid their last respects to:

MWD "Kevin" (D241_

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MWD Boris C222 was born in March ’99.  Upon completion of Narcotics and Patrol school, Boris was assigned to Misawa AB.  He arrived at Misawa in July 01 ’ to begin his service as a Drug Detection Military Working Dog.  Boris conducted Health, Moral, and Welfare Inspections in various facilities on Misawa, providing commanders with a tool to ensure there were no illegal drugs in their facilities.  He conducted countless dog demonstrations for the base populace demonstrating the capabilities of a Patrol Dog.  Boris’ most recent accomplishment was assisting OSI with finding almost a pound of marijuana.  During his career Boris conducted over 1500 hours of search time while maintaining a 97% proficiency rating during all drug training trials.  MWD Boris was last handled by SSgt Richard Nelson.

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MWD Iwan W162 was born in March ’93.  Upon completion of Narcotics and Patrol school, Iwan was assigned to Misawa AB.  He arrived at Misawa in September ’94 to begin his service as a Drug Detection Military Working Dog.  Iwan conducted over ten Health, Moral, and Welfare Inspections in various facilities on Misawa, providing commanders with a tool to ensure there were no illegal drugs in their facilities.  He conducted countless dog demonstrations for such groups as Boy Scouts of America, Junior ROTC, Elementary and High School Classes, Health and Wellness Center as well as demonstrations during American Day Festivals and Air Shows/Open House.  Iwan conducted over 3000 hours of search time, and maintained a 98% proficiency rating during all drug training trials.  MWD Iwan was last handled by SSgt Michael Dorsett.

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MWD Kevin Y016 was born in February ’94.  Upon completion of Explosive and Patrol school, Kevin was assigned to Misawa AB.  He arrived at Misawa in April ’96 to begin his service as a Explosive Detection Military Working Dog.  In ten years Kevin provided Explosive Detector Dog Support for various VIPs to include Presidents Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Shalikashvili, Secretary of Defense William Cohen, and Secretary of the Air Force, Honorable F. Whitten Peters.  Kevin supported both Operations Southern Watch, and Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom 4 times.  Kevin conducted over 4000 hours of search time, and maintained a 100% proficiency rating during all explosive training trials.  MWD Kevin was last handled by SSgt Jimmy Gullatt.

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Sgt Joseph L. Fowler and Dak. 
 
Sgt. Fowler was severely burned by an IED explosion on Dec 11, 2005.  His working dog Dak, was killed in the same explosion. 

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The  following three Military Working Dogs were buried at sea.  December 2006.

USS BLUE RIDGE, At Sea (NNS) -- Master-at-arms dog handlers from Yokosuka Naval Base ceremoniously paid their last respects to three of their working dog partners during a burial at sea service Dec. 2 aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

Burials at sea are an age-old tradition in the Navy, but this ceremony was the first of its kind on Blue Ridge involving three military working dogs, Art, Max and Connor.

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No photos available at this time.

 

MWD Max tour of duty was to Afghanistan in support of the "Global War on

Terrorism" from August 2005 through January 2006.

 

MWD Connor was deployed to Afghanistan in support of "Global War on

Terrorism" from January 2005 through July 2005.

 

MWD Art was deployed to in support of "Iraqi Freedom" from January

through August 2005.

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