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Veterans' Day, 2005

AKC Chairman Ron Menaker presented the 2005 DOGNY Heroic Military Working Dog Award to Specialist Jacob S. Nelson and Ranny aboard the historic Intrepid on Veteran's Day.

The American Kennel Club's DOGNY Heroic Military Working Dog Award is about shining the spotlight on a special military-dog-and-handler-team who have distinguished themselves in active duty in service to our nation.

Every year, the American Kennel Club honors a military working dog and handler team to acknowledge their dedication, sacrifice and commitment to the US armed forces and the citizens of our nation.

The DOGNY Heroic Military Working Dog Award serves as a reminder to all Americans that all of our soldiers - human and canine - deserve our thanks, appreciation and respect.

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