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Memorial Held For Military Working Dog Kajo

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Military personnel at Malmstrom Air Force base gathered today to say goodbye to one of their own.

Kajo, a german shepherd part of the 341st Security Forces Squadron passed away in March.

After the military working dogs responded to an alarm at the armory, handlers noticed that Kajo was ill, and a vet found that cancer had spread through the dog’s body.

Kajo was honored today in a ceremony similar to that of an active-duty member.

Because so much time is spent training for patrol, drug detection, and other missions, a strong bond develops between a dog and its handler.

Kajo will be remembered by his handlers as a hardworking dog, great at taking down suspects, and just being an overall rock star.

It could be awhile before a replacement for Kajo joins the military working dog section. It took two years for the squadron to get Susie, the latest addition to the team, and the dog that is now under the care of Kajo’s former handler.

Kajo’s remains were given to the kennel master, and will be placed alongside other military working dogs that have passed away on base.

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10 years ago

Rest In Peace KAJO thank you for your service…..Explosive Detection K-9 / DASTY here, I was diagnosed with Lymph Node Cancer.  The Vet’s given me 30-60 days and were getting close to the 60 day mark but I ain’t slow down. My Final Detail was with Air Force One for the President when he was in Detroit.  Save me a spot up there in heaven, I look forward to playing chase with you. …shoot maybe we trained together at Lackland 🙂

Kenn Bell
10 years ago
Reply to  DASTY

Thank you for your service, Dasty!


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