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On 4 December 2007, the Army's newest and most modern veterinary hospital and military working dog kennel, located at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, was dedicated to a fallen Soldier, Corporal (CPL) Kory D. Wiens. A member of the 94th Engineer Detachment (Canine), 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, CPL Wiens and his specialized search dog, Cooper, were killed in July by an improvised explosive device (IED) while on patrol near Baghdad. They had been in Iraq since January.
Dozens of family members, friends, and Soldiers attended the dedication ceremony, and the memory of CPL Wiens was honored with words, song, and actions. Brigadier General (BG) Gregg F. Martin, United States Army Engineer School commandant, addressed the Wiens family directly, …