As part of the 2021 K9 Veterans Day ceremony , The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson, Inc. (KCFA) announced the creation of a scholarship in memory of Marine Scout Dog Handler Terry Beck. Beck was an 18-year-old Fort Atkinson resident killed in action with his K9 partner, Seato, in Vietnam in December 1967.
This scholarship, in recognition of Terry Beck’s passion to protect and serve his country and its citizens, will offer financial support to Fort Atkinson High School graduates who plan to enter the field of protective services.
A fundraising campaign has been launched in support of this scholarship, with a goal of $15,000 to be raised by September 1, 2021.
Contributions may be sent to: KCFA – Terry Beck Scholarship, c/o Mabel Schumacher, Treasurer, 848 Messmer Street, Fort Atkinson, WI, 53538. Checks should be made payable to “KCFA – Terry Beck Scholarship.”
The KCFA has been honoring K9s and their handlers for the past several years, working to establish March 13th as Wisconsin’s K9 Veterans Day, and hosting annual celebrations of the event. Due to the pandemic, this year’s recognition was held virtually, honoring seventeen K9s. The Marine Terry Beck Protective Services Scholarship was announced at the event, with speakers including Mabel Schumacher, KCFA Treasurer; Gary Wolfram, a friend of Terry Beck’s; and Army Veteran Richard Miles.
Please visit https://youtube/qmLIeCK3pWE to view the 2021 K9 Veterans Day Virtual Event video (approximately 17 minutes in length).
For more details about the Marine Terry Beck Scholarship, please follow these links:
Fundraising Brochure Terry Beck Scholarship
Fundraising Letter Terry Beck Scholarship
Press Release Terry Beck Scholarship
We hope you will consider making a donation in support of this scholarship, established in memory of Terry Beck and Seato, and the ultimate sacrifice they made. Thank you!
Coverage of K9 Veterans Day Virtual Event and Scholarship Announcement by FortAtkinsonOnline.com
Daily Jefferson County Union article 2021 03 Mar 15-1
K9 Veterans Day K9 Veterans Day is officially observed on March 13th in Wisconsin.
K9 Veterans Memorial The K9 Veterans Memorial at McCoy Park, Fort Atkinson, honors all working K9s and features Marine Terry Beck and Seato.