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Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund

The K9 Sergeant Denny Project

Sgt Denny LogoThe mission of the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund is to honor the life and memory of Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II and to provide support to improve the morale and welfare of the members of the United States Army Forces and their families.

Annual K9 Sgt. Denny Dog Walk was hosted at the NJ Army National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt, NJ on April 30, 2016.

The tradition of the Annual Dog Walk was honored by the four legged participants owners by bring items to be shipped to our Military Working Dogs (MWDs) serving overseas. From the collection of these items, 68 more pounds of items were shipped to dog handlers serving in Afghanistan and various other locations around the world. Thank you to all who made this shipment happen by their generous donations.

In keeping with the dog walk tradition, dogs were recognized and received gifts for being the most patriotic, the biggest, the smallest, the farthest travelled and the most unique.

The ceremony was begun with the singing of our National Anthem, a beautiful rendition by the Rock’nRoll Chorus. We are so blessed to have them be such great supporters of our memorial fund. The keynote speaker was MA1 Stefan Molinaro, a MWD handler, who recently returned from deployment. MA1 Molinaro spoke about the benefits of receiving so much support from the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund and thanked everyone present for support our efforts and for bringing items to be shipping to the MWDs overseas.

Before and after the dog walk, the guests were treated to demonstrations by military working dogs and K9s from the following organizations: Airmen from McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst Joint Base, the NJ State Police, Howell Township, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and Manalapan Township. It was fun to watch these dogs perform various tasks that they are so highly trained for. Our thanks to all of these departments for their continued support.

The only thing missing from this day, was you if you did not bring your favorite pet. Next year’s event will be hosted at the same venue. Check out the photos of the day, and visualize yourself in those photos with your dog next year.

If you missed the event and would like to donate, please do so by mailing your donation to the address below, or by donating on our website.


The Sgt. Denny Project is sponsored by the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

P.O. Box 35

Holmdel, NJ 07733




Sponsors for the 4th Annual K9 Sgt. Denny Dog Walk

April 30, 2016

K9 Sgt. Denny Hero

War Dog

Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon

Soldier’s Best Friend 

Middletown Township Lions Foundation, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Gwyn-Williams
Timothy 6:17 Foundation

K9 Partner 

Lucy and Jersey (c/o Bill and Annie Stattel)

Ms. Edna Weigand

Dianne Zilinski 

Friends of Soldier Dogs  

Anthony R. Ciel

Kenneth and Jacqueline Fone

Kathleen and Earl Gifford

Happy Tails Veterinary Hospital

Jersey Contracting, Inc.

Lincroft Enterprises Associates

Richard S. McGarry

NJSP Troop B

Lynn and Bev Scarano

Veterans Committee Lodge #1583

Edward and Gail Wojciechowski

Fran Zenzen

Bark Sponsors

Ms. Mary Jean Barnes

Robert and Karen Bennett

Clarence Brown

Gerald and Antonetta Colagiovanni

Brian and Melanie Fennell

Frank and Barbara Ferrara

Marianne & Bob Ficarra

Barbara Frank

Jim and Terri Gourley

Diane Miani

Mary Murray

Patricia Roberts

In Loving Memory of Sheldon M. Klink, Vietnam

Ms. Carolyn Krickus

Lloyd and Cindy Reya

Joanna Frank Ryan

Tricia S. Sheffield

Mrs. Joan Schmidt

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zatorski