Rep. Estes Introduces Resolution to Honor Special Forces and Hero Military Working Dog

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Washington, November 1, 2019 | Greg Steele (202-225-6216) | comments

WASHINGTON—Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) has introduced a Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives commending the performance of the U.S. Special Operations Forces and the military working dog who successfully assisted in capturing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Oct. 26.

"The Special Operations Forces and accompanying military working dog deserve our nation's thanks and respect for taking out one of the world's most dangerous terrorists," said Rep. Estes. "The working dog instrumental in this raid has captured the hearts of people around our country and around the world. By highlighting the heroic actions of the working dog and the Special Forces who took down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, this resolution honors all service members and military working dogs defending and protecting our country around the globe."

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The resolution states that the House of Representatives, "recognizes the immeasurable value of military working dogs; honors the military working dog assigned to the raid of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for assisting in the elimination of an enemy of the United States from the world; and honors and celebrates the actions of the United States Special Operations Forces on October 26, 2019."

In addition to recognizing the brave efforts of Special Operations Forces, Rep. Estes' resolution honors the history of military working dogs like the K-9 injured in the raid to capture al-Baghdadi before returning to duty on Oct. 28, 2019.

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, identified the dog as a a four-year veteran of the U.S. Special Operations Command K-9 program that has been a member of approximately 50 combat missions.

Following the resolution's introduction, Rep. Estes will work to add cosponsors and secure a vote on the measure on the House floor.

Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.
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