Paws For Purple Hearts will be opening two new training sites to facilitate Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other disabilities, in San Antonio, Texas and San Diego, California. PPH hopes to have these sites up and running before end of summer 2016. Our current sites are located in Virginia, Alaska and Menlo Park, California.
Timothy Michael Carroll, Private First Class, was killed in action on March 12, 1969 during the Vietnam War. He served in the 5th Battalion, 16th Artillery and 4th Infantry Division of the US Army. His bunker took a direct hit from bombshells originating from Cambodia into Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct medal. On November 3, 2014 Kathleen Carroll Earnshaw was presented with a certificate from the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration signed by the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
At that meeting the Chapter voted to make a donation to the Paws For Purple Hearts organization and has a service dog named “Timmy” after this brave young man who gave his life for his country.
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Dr. Bergin (left) was honored last week for her work in support of female Veterans at The Honoring Of All Military Women event at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.
Cricket Kitchen is focused on hand baking healthy, nutritious, protein proficient dog treats. Part of the proceeds of their sales will go to benefit Paws For Purple Hearts! Check out their website www.cricketkitchen.com and see if these yummy dog treats don’t make a difference in your dogs life!
John Zirelli, Jim Gibson and Jerra Rowland present Suzi Blackman’s husband Kenny and daughter Jolee Crosson with a framed picture of a Paws for Purple Hearts puppy named Suzi in her honor.
Ironclad Strength & Conditioning is holding a Benchpress competition for men and women with proceeds going to Paws For Purple Hearts
The event starts at 9am at their facility located at 211 Kearney Lane #2, Roseville, CA
For event questions call 916-912-4213 or check them out on facebook.com/ironcladgym
Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Richard Simonsen receives his Service Dog Yoko from foster puppy parents John Porter and Beryl Fritz during the PPH Graduation Ceremony at Ft. Belvoir on March 9, 2012.
On Friday, March 9, Paws for Purple Hearts held its first East Coast Graduation Ceremony at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia where two Service Dogs, Niles and Yoko were placed with active duty Wounded Warriors and Nathan was placed as the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital’s first Facility Dog! Our thanks to the wonderful staff and Command at the hospital for welcoming PPH to Ft. Belvoir for the first of what we hope will be many more graduations where we will place fully trained Service Dogs with American Wounded Warriors. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos and additional commentary.