Remmy Takes on Hollywood

from the Elk Rapids News, April 24, 2014
by Priscilla Miller

A film crew with Pilgrim Studios out of Hollywood California, best known for their “Dirty Jobs” productions, along with movie and television personality, R. Lee Ermey “Gunner”, arrived at Cherry Capitol Airport in Traverse City, on Monday, to film an upcoming Sportsman Channel Documentary about Remmy, the retired Military Service Dog, adopted by Antrim County business owner, Doug Davis, and his wife Pam.

Doug and Pam Davis along with "Gunny" look on as Remmy and Dan, his handler during the war in Afghanistan, greet each other during the filming of a future Sportsman Channel Documentary. Photo by: Priscilla Miller.

Doug and Pam Davis along with “Gunny” look on as Remmy and Dan, his handler during the war in Afghanistan, greet each other during the filming of a future Sportsman Channel Documentary. Photo by: Priscilla Miller.

The story, ‘Hero Dogs of War’, first appeared on the front page of the Elk Rapids New in August, of 2013. As a result of that article, Dan who was Remmy’s handler during the war in Afghanistan, and had been wondering about the whereabouts of his K-9 partner for eight years, one day while surfing the web, inadvertently discovered the article, and was able to locate, and then reunite with Remmy. 

Remmy while serving in Afghanistan

Remmy while serving in Afghanistan

In January, the follow- up story “Serendipity and a dog named Remmy”, told of their reunion, along with accounts of the many lives saved as a result of Remmy’s heroic efforts. At the end of this story, I mentioned that “Remmy’s story had taken on a life of its own” and that he might one day take on Hollywood.

The documentary is tentatively scheduled to air sometime in May.

Hosted by “The Gunny” R. Lee Ermey, Saving Private K-9 gives viewers the untold stories of our military and law enforcement unsung heroes: working canines. From Afghanistan to Vietnam, to our own soil, working dogs have protected their handlers and the teams they work with, and now it’s their time to shine.

The handlers of these canines finally get to share their stories. It’s important to remember that these citizens are every day people like you and I and they chose to march into the face of danger to protect our freedom.  Every member of our armed forces and law enforcement is important to the security of our country. Every servicemen, woman, and working dog is a hero, and their selflessness, honor and bravery should be applauded.

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