- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A full military funeral will be held in Oakland County for a K-9 veteran.

WHMI-FM (https://bit.ly/1sz9bpy ) reports military war dog Shaman died last month and will be buried in the Michigan War Dog Memorial Cemetery on Sept. 6. The German shepherd served in Iraq and was a patrol and narcotics detection dog. Shaman retired after being diagnosed with a spinal cord disease.

Army Staff Sgt. Dennis Asher of Howell was Shaman’s handler.

Veterans and K-9 supporters volunteer to run the war dog memorial. Its director says the volunteer group is fundraising to purchase headstones and is working on the arrangements for Shaman’s noon ceremony.


Information from: WHMI-FM, https://www.whmi.com

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