Nan Siders
Nan Siders

From a Goldstar Mother of Cpl Billy Crouse and IDD Cane who Parted this world together on 12/21/10 NO Sir! l
Please rethink your position immediately.

Joe  Kelly
Joe Kelly
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God Bless them both Nan Siders we thank them for their Service and Ultimate Sacrifice for our Nation true Warriors Semper Fi . And for you and your families Sacrifice as well and loyalty to our K9 Soldiers Thank You 2 Heroes no doubt. Sgt. Mwd Beyco H100 USMC Ret. P/EDD

Peggy Holley
Peggy Holley
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God bless your son and all of our troops and canine soldiers I"m sure Cpl Billy Crouse and IDD Cane are in heaven together

Pearl Magee
Pearl Magee
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Nan Siders, your son and IDD Cane are true heroes! Blessed you and them for your sacrifices!

Maria Augusta
Maria Augusta
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They are true heroes! They are American Officers!

Avalon Sperring
Avalon Sperring
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I'm so sorry for your loss Ma'am. RIP Cpl Billy Crouse and IDD Cane xxx

Janett Douglas
Janett Douglas
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I'm so sorry for your loss. If there is any consolation for you, your son did an honorable tour of duty to give us the freedom we currently have and at least if he had to die, he will not be alone. I'm sure they are both at the side of Jesus Christ. My prayers are with you and your family. I know what it is like to lose family members at war, however, I don't know what it is like to lose a son or daughter. God Bless You.

Nancy Bernard
Nancy Bernard
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I can't imagine your pain! Our country is indebted to your son and companion forever! You and your son gave the ultimate for our freedom. Thank you and our hearts and prayers are with you, your son and Cane.

Ruth Hapke
Ruth Hapke

I agree with this petition. Senator McCain, I am real disapointed in you. You have long been a hero of mine. The Dogs will always be heroes to me. They, as the human troops, deserve every bit of respect that we can give them.

Vanessa Archer
Vanessa Archer

they are NOT equipment!

Susan Pfeifer
Susan Pfeifer

Although they didn't ask to go to war, they didn't volunteer to go to war, yet they were trained and sent to war. They have feelings, they fought alongside their commrades and saved many lives and still you think they are 'equipment'? Can equipment be trained, follow orders, sleep, eat, drink, etc? Of course not! So how do you still think canine soldiers are equipment. It's time t get MWD's and hopefully CWD's classified as military personnel and given benefits deserving of our...

Although they didn't ask to go to war, they didn't volunteer to go to war, yet they were trained and sent to war. They have feelings, they fought alongside their commrades and saved many lives and still you think they are 'equipment'? Can equipment be trained, follow orders, sleep, eat, drink, etc? Of course not! So how do you still think canine soldiers are equipment. It's time t get MWD's and hopefully CWD's classified as military personnel and given benefits deserving of our military. As a military man yourself and POW please re consider your position and votefor a fellow comrade in arms.

Juliann Gieniec
Juliann Gieniec

Mr. McCain, shame on you! MWD are not just equipment! Please re-examine your position. The handlers of the MWD and those who have been saved by them certainly do not share your views.

Jarod DePastene
Jarod DePastene

As a veteran... I must say that this is just shameful.
Then again, Congress *treats* human servicemembers like equipment... it comes as no surprise they would actually classify our dogs as equipment, too.

Speaking as someone who considers ALL Soldiers to be my brothers... yes, even the enemy... I have no qualms extending that same sentiment to Military Working Dogs. They may not be human, but they are warriors, too... and when they are done serving, they are veterans, just like us.

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As a veteran... I must say that this is just shameful.
Then again, Congress *treats* human servicemembers like equipment... it comes as no surprise they would actually classify our dogs as equipment, too.

Speaking as someone who considers ALL Soldiers to be my brothers... yes, even the enemy... I have no qualms extending that same sentiment to Military Working Dogs. They may not be human, but they are warriors, too... and when they are done serving, they are veterans, just like us.

Sen McCain, you were an officer, in the military. I expect better of you. But, I guess you really are the sell-out I always suspected you were. Good job helping the disenfranchisement of our veterans, Mr. McCain... you're no brother of mine. You have no Loyalty... no Integrity... no Honor. Might as well have stood next to Kerry, and threw your medals at the White House lawn, as well. Asshole.

Sean Russell
Sean Russell

I can't believe this guy.

Susan Ptacek
Susan Ptacek

Signed and shared. No, our military dogs are not equipment.

Dianne Hughes
Dianne Hughes

How can we not help these wonderful animals that have helped our sons and daughters,husbands, fathers, .......mothers, sisters...please help our MI?ITARY DOGS!

Dekalb Poet
Dekalb Poet

I've committed to getting 10 friends to sign this petition. Your voice will make a difference. Sign the petition. It is the Will of the People, that our Military Working Dogs be protected. Our soldiers and their partners -- assigned Military Working Dogs are Civil Servants...OUR DOGS ARE NOT 'EQUIPMENT'. OUR DOGS ARE OUR PARTNERS, and shall be treated with the same honour as any other soldier. This is the Will of the People: that our Military Working Dogs receive the same recognition as any other member of our Military.

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