Red Valor, a service dog in training, was named in honor and in memory of Gunnery Sergeant (ret.) James G. Redmond, USMC, who served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. In WWII, he was in the 28th Regiment 5th Marine Division where he and his fellow Marines were tasked to take Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima. For 32 days these men fought to take the mountain and stay alive. Men from the 28th Regiment raised the flag in the iconic photo, "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima". The 28th’s motto was “Uncommon Valor”, so it seems destined that a VSD pup be named in their honor. We hope that our Red Valor is a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by these brave Marines.