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Mark Schimmelpfennig (left), chaplain for Road Home Program at Rush Hospital, prays for all the veteran service dogs that were presented in a special program Saturday, April 14, at John Olson American Legion Post 18 in Lockport. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
A plaque for Gretta, a service dog who recently died, is presented by (left to right) K9s For Veterans founder Michael Tellerino, Victoria Kennison and Braidwood Chief of Police Nick Ficarello.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
5:11 pm CDT April 16, 2018
In a packed John Olson American Legion Post 18 Saturday, April 14, in Lockport, five U.S. veterans were about to receive their forever friend. K9s for Veterans presented Lala, Gunner, Aris, Noah and Battle to Chicago area heroes.