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Category: StillServing Dog Campaign

After graduating high school in 1966, Larry Jordan and his best friend Paul Doyon decided to enlist and join the Marine Corps. Two years later, […]

As the Vietnam War raged, James “Jim” Magnon joined the Marines. Just out of high school, those close to him knew it was an act […]

In 2011, Navy nurse Julie Hendrickson was in Los Angeles for training ahead of her next deployment when she spotted a dog on the freeway. […]

After he retired from the military, veteran Dustin Brown did not want to leave the house or socialize. “I dreaded going to the store or […]

Joy Haddad served seven years in the Army. After returning home from a tour in Baghdad, she lacked support as she tried to readjust.   “I found it […]

As an Army Military Police Officer, Brett Hurlburt helped decrease human and munition trafficking in Kosovo. Later in Iraq, he worked to restore local police forces in Baghdad and minimize […]

Early in the pandemic, veteran Colin Ratner and his wife Cindi decided to take on a new challenge. Since the summer of 2020, they and their two daughters Alexandra and Madeline […]

VFW Life member Christian Fritz is #StillServing as an Alamo Area Search and Rescue volunteer in San Marcos, Texas.   A former Pennsylvania and Utah Air National Guard member, Fritz was deployed […]

Eugenia “Gene” Thornton is #StillServing as a Life Member of VFW Post 6483 in Milford, Delaware, along with Dolly, her certified therapy dog.  Thornton served in the U.S. Army for 27 years. She was deployed […]

Micah Jones is #StillServing by protecting and supporting his local community with the help of his dog Summer, also a heroic veteran.   A K9 handler in the Air […]

Rosemary Connolly is #StillServing as a member of VFW Post 755 in Springfield, Illinois, and as a therapy dog handler.  Connolly served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was deployed to […]

Keith Dawson

Keith “Doc” Dawson is #StillServing by helping veterans find the support they need after leaving the military. He’s also working in the intensive care unit […]

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The VFW’s #StillServing campaign honors the continued commitment and sacrifice of America’s veterans. For some of those men and women, dogs have played — or […]

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