Veterans United Craft Brewery

PRESS RELEASE: MSG John C. Burnam Presentation and Book Signing

October 13, 2014 | Posted in Press Release

For Immediate Release

JACKSONVILLE, FL ― Veterans United Craft Brewery will host Master Sergeant John C. Burnam (USA, Ret.) for a presentation and signing of his memoir, “Canine Warrior: How a Vietnam Scout Dog Inspired a National Monument,” on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Published in May 2014, “Canine Warrior” is a riveting, first-hand account of MSG Burnam’s combat experiences as a German Shepherd Scout Dog Handler in the 44th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon during the Vietnam War. After his retirement from the Army, the highly decorated veteran embarked on a quest to bring awareness to the courage, loyalty, and sacrifice of our nation’s four-footed warriors and their handlers. Fueled by his love and commitment to honor these special members of our armed forces, MSG Burnam propelled a campaign which culminated in the founding of the U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in San Antonio, Texas, in 2013.

“MSG Burnam’s passion and dedication inspired Veterans United to name one of our craft beers, Scout Dog 44 Amber Ale, in recognition of all military working dog teams,” says Ron Gamble, Founder and Brewmaster. The beer is available on draft in the taproom and in select retail locations throughout Jacksonville.

MSG Burnam’s presentation and book signing will be held in the Special Events room adjacent to the taproom. Books will be available for purchase. Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring well-behaved and leashed dogs.

About Veterans United Craft Brewery

Founded in 2013 by a diverse group of military veterans, Veterans United Craft Brewery is a craft brewery located in Jacksonville, Florida. At the helm is Ron Gamble, Brewmaster and former Naval Flight Officer, who is set on pouring his enthusiasm and dedication to the art of craft brewing into the creation of unique, flavorful beers. Pints, kegs, and growlers of flagship styles, Raging Blonde Ale and HopBanshee India Pale Ale — as well as seasonal and special edition brews – may be found at the taproom located in the heart of the Baymeadows area, at 8999 Western Way #104, Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information about the brewery, please visit, or follow us on Facebook (/VUbrew) and Twitter (@VUbrew).

Media contact: Christina Bradford, Marketing Coordinator, cbradford@vubrew.comPress kit (14.9 MB zip)

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John Burnam at the US Military Working Dog Teams National Monument
MSG John C. Burnam at the U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in San Antonio, TX

Not Forgotten Fountain

"Not Forgotten Fountain" at the site of the the USMWDT National Monument.