Michigan war dog to have military funeral

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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

WHMI-FM (http://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.


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