|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 2004, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 2009|
New Mexico, USA
Holloman Air Force Base members said goodbye May 1, 2009 to one of their own at a memorial service rendering full military honors to a 49th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog.
Uro, a four year-old German Shepherd, died April 24 at Holloman. His death was determined to be caused by Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, which is common among larger breeds of dogs and also working dogs.
"He was a very calm and loveable dog and wanted to please everyone" said Staff Sgt. Stephanie Finch, K-9 handler/patrolman. "He was very friendly and if you just saw him (without his handler), you would never know he was a working dog."
Born on Oct. 17, 2004, in Germany, Uro came to Holloman in September 2006, having completed over 100 days of Military Working Dog Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Like many working dogs, Uro was dual certified in narcotics detection and as a patrol dog.
Although he had not yet deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, Uro was instrumental locally in the discovery of narcotics on five separate occasions, including two while working with a Joint Drug Task Force in El Paso, Texas.
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: Sep 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58480180
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