VFW Groups Up with Undertaking Ok-9 Hero to Honor Army Canines


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Veterans of Overseas Wars (VFW) is proud to announce it’s teaming up with Undertaking Ok-9 Hero to acknowledge and honor the service of America’s army working canine. With the VFW’s new Army Working Canine certificates, now each army working canine, previous and current, may be rightfully honored for his or her service and sacrifice alongside the women and men of America’s armed forces. 

Undertaking Ok-9 Hero, based in 2016 by Jason Johnson, is a nonprofit that focuses on honoring these courageous and devoted working canine when their army service is over by making certain they obtain the very best well being care and discover loving properties, enabling them to dwell their finest lives throughout their retirement.

VFW Nationwide Commander Fritz Mihelcic (left) is joined by Undertaking Ok-9 Hero Founder Jason Johnson as he proudly presents the first-ever VFW Army Working Canine certificates to retired United States Air Power working canine Rosso on Saturday, Could 7, 2022, on the Undertaking Ok-9 Hero’s rehabilitation and rehoming facility in Whitwell, Tennessee.

“From detecting roadside bombs to go looking and rescue missions, army working canine are true brothers and sisters-in-arms for our army women and men, working alongside them, defending them, even making the last word sacrifice for them,” stated VFW Nationwide Commander Fritz Mihelcic. “The work they do is invaluable, and the VFW is honored to work with organizations like Undertaking Ok-9 Hero.”

VFW Nationwide Commander Fritz Mihelcic was readily available at Undertaking Ok-9 Hero’s rehabilitation and rehoming facility in Whitwell, Tennessee, on Saturday, Could 7, to current the first-ever VFW Army Working Canine certificates to retired United States Air Power working canine Rosso. Throughout his profession, Rosso was deployed to the Center East in help of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Protect the place he was accountable for the security of numerous American troopers, sailors, Marines and airmen. He was awarded the Air Power Commendation Medal at his retirement ceremony on Dec. 1, 2020, and has been residing at Undertaking Ok-9 Hero’s rehabilitation facility in Whitwell getting a second probability at life.

“Formally presenting the inaugural VFW Army Working Canine certificates to retired Air Power working canine Rosso was a real honor,” stated Mihelcic. “His spectacular army profession is a real testomony to the service and sacrifice of our nation’s army working canine, and this certificates was an ideal technique to honor and acknowledge his bravery.”

“Undertaking Ok-9 Hero is extraordinarily grateful to be teaming up with the VFW to acknowledge the service of our nation’s army working canine who’ve risked their lives in fight areas,” stated Jason Johnson, founding father of Undertaking Ok-9 Hero. “Collectively, we’ll spotlight their selfless careers and unfold consciousness on how each of our organizations honor them for his or her trustworthy service to our nation.”

The VFW and Undertaking Ok-9 Hero consider that each canine, previous and current, who has answered the decision to serve in our nation’s fight zones deserves to be acknowledged, and so any canine who has deployed to a U.S. army fight zone is eligible to obtain this one-of-a-kind VFW Army Working Canine certificates. To request a certificates, go to vfw.org/K9Hero to finish and submit the net software. 

 



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