HTA 2016 Guest - Lance M. Bacon

Lance BaconThis year Chance's Spot welcomes our very special Honoring the Animals Candlelight Vigil guest, Mr. Lance M. Bacon, author of the book, "Hero Dogs: Secret Missions and Selfless Service."

Lance M. Bacon is senior staff writer for Army Times, an independent weekly newspaper serving U.S. Army personnel and their families. He covers Army leadership, weaponry, training, and tactics. His combat coverage in Afghanistan includes an award-winning piece on the Battle of Roberts Ridge.

Mr. Bacon has served as city/military editor of the Jacksonville (NC) Daily News and managing editor of the Kinston (NC) Free Press. During his tenure, the Kinston newspaper was twice honored as the best in the state for its category. It also received the Associated Press' Openness in Government Award and the coveted Freedom of Excellence Award.

Mr.Bacon is a Marine Corps veteran with eight honorable years of service (1989-1997). He spent two years aboard USS Independence (CV-62), two years as platoon sergeant with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Lejeune, NC, and four years in Public Affairs. There, he received dozens of journalism awards, including being twice recognized as the Marine Corps' journalist of the year, and runner-up a third year.

You can pre-purchase "Hero Dogs: Secret Missions and Selfless Service" at Amazon. If you plan to attend HTA, we'll also have copies available at the event. Mr. Bacon will be available for a meet and greet where he will sign his book and have photos taken with guests (and their pets).

Honoring the Animals Appearances

Each year we ask that a guest appear at Honoring the Animals Candlelight Vigil and Animal Blessing (HTA). Authors, actors, and those who have a special bond with animals, have all helped to make HTA extra special. With their dedication and support we are able to provide our audience with a very memorable celebration.

If you or someone you know would like to be a future guest, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us.

Join us

Our next Honoring the Animals Candlelight Vigil and Animal Blessing will be held on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Avenue, in Louisville, KY.



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