BROWNIE, THE WWII K9
Brownie was born in November of 1941. He was owned by Orrin Kendly, son of Mr. & Mrs. Palmer Kendly of King, Wisconsin.
On May 29th. 1943 Brownie entered World War II service in the K- Corps. In August of that year the Kendlys received a letter
advising them that Brownie was With the Armed Forces overseas. He performed his duty well.
An injury which caused blindness in one eye, and he was Honorably discharged from war service on 13 October 1944.
He returned to his former home at King, Wisconsin, and became the pal and friend of everyone in the community.
He added much to the glory and prestige of the Grand Army Home for Veterans (Now Wisconsin Veterans Home).
His life ended suddenly, He was killed by a hit and run driver. On Thursday morning, 18 May, 1949 near the farm of Dave Pryse, King, Wisconsin.
Brownie was buried with full Military Honors at 1:00 P.M. on 19 May, 1949 in the Grand Army Home cemetery for veterans of all wars.
Many of Brownie’s friends were present to bid a last farewell. A grave marker will be erected by the King, Wisconsin Post of the American Legion.
Reverend Ralph R. Holliday, Chaplain of the Grand Army Home for Veterans, attended the burial and read a poem which he composed as a final tribute to our gentle friend.