The word "Fury" comes from the unit Sgt. White served with while in the 82nd Airborne Division.
"Animal Education" is exactly what our mission is, we educate local children how to properly and humanely treat and care for animals.
The military dog tags pay tribute to all of the men and women who have served and to those who continue to serve this nation.
On Veterans Day 2013, Sgt. White met a 25-pound pit bull named Nike at the D.C. Humane Society.
Nike was severely underweight, malnourished, and had mange on her hind legs. Despite her conditions, Nike's spirit could not be stifled and she jumped up to greet Sgt. White with a huge kiss. It was love at first sight and Sgt. White adopted Nike on the spot.
When Nike was found by Animal Control, she was in a dumpster, covered in trash, and left to die. Sgt. White thought, "How could anyone do this to such an innocent dog?" That's when he knew he had to, "Make a Difference."
Sgt. Matthew White was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and enlisted in the United States Army after graduating high school in 2007. During his service in the Army, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne, 4 BCT, 2-508th PIR (Two Fury) and deployed twice to southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
On his second deployment, Matthew was struck by a I.E.D. while on a dismounted combat patrol which resulted in the amputation of his right foot. After spending over a year recovering at Walter Reed National Medical Center and serving his country for five years, Sgt. White retired from the military with honors.