Association of the United States Army

Arsenal of Democracy Chapter

cmm-1Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs will be the beneficiary of over $170,000 which was raised on Saturday, October 15th at the Celebrate Michigan’s Military event at DC3S in Sterling Heights.

Over 250 people came together to support this amazing cause, many from the Arsenal of Democracy Chapter.  There were over 50 sponsors and special thanks go to the following:

Carol Borden, Executive Director of Guardian Angels, and Jolanthe Bassett, Michigan’s Regional Coordinator, spoke about the mission and goals of the organization.  There were six Veterans in attendance with their dogs and the wife of one Veteran spoke about how a service dog saved her husband and their marriage.

Because of the support of many companies and individuals, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs will save six more Michigan Veterans.  A wife or husband will get their spouse back, children will get their father back, and a community will have an active member.  We choose to save our Veterans so they are not one of the 22 Veterans a day that are lost to us.

Mary Lamparter is already thinking about next year and the third CMM event benefiting Guardian Angels.  It’s never too early to help save our Veterans.

Four sponsors  donated between $20,000 and $25,000 to cover the entire cost of training a service dog over a two year period.  These sponsors were given the opportunity to name their puppy. Special thank you to:

  • The Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial — G. P.
  • Meritor Trust Fund — Bull
  • Keith King and the Veterans Support Foundation — Flash
  • Loc Performance Products will be sponsoring LOC when he or she is born in the spring


Thank you to our sponsors:


AM General

Arsenal of Democracy Chapter AUSA

Mary and Ron Lamparter/DC3S

Jere McBride

Navistar Defense

Jim and Ann Nicholson

Michelle and Morry Taylor


The Moroun Family


Bronze Star Sponsors

AIM Computer Solutions

Deb and Mike Buzar


Cheryl and Scott Davidson


Janice Fleckenstein, Edelweiss Foundation

Bill Gehrke in Memory of Joan Gehrke

Mercedes and Doug Kucyk

Virginia and Bob Vallee

Viconic Defense

Wayne  County Sheriff Youth and Senior Education Fund





American Business Development Group

Roger and Vicky Burrows

Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors

Grosse Pointe War Memorial

Ken and Linda Meade


Rave Computer, Inc.

John and Marlene Boll

Alphonse S. Lucarelli,



Ace Electronics, Inc.

Baker Aerospace

Jan and John Bernick

Paul and Cindy Curtis

Ed Lazar Insurance Agency, Inc.

Lionbridge Midwest, LLC

Michele and Major (Ret) Tom Klippstein/Morgan Stanley

Drs. Bill and Ginnie Rice

Ken and Jane Rogers

Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP



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