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Monument dedicated to fallen marine



  

   The Walking Horse Report recently dedicated a U.S. flag and monument to Daniel B. McClenney, a Marine who fell in battle June 24 while fighting in Afghanistan.
   He was the grandson of long-time World Champion Horse Equipment employee Harold Smith.
   The ceremony was held in the front of the World Champion Horse Equipment building in Shelbyville, Tenn., and included Dabora Inc. employees, members of the American Legion Council, and the family of McClenney. The horse equipment company is a division of Dabora Inc., which owns The Walking Horse Report, The Saddle Horse Report and Horse World magazine.
   Smith is currently leather cutter and quality control associate at World Champion Horse Equipment, and has been with the company for over 20 years, according to manager Steve Morrow.
   Smith’s daughter, Veda McClenney, died of cancer in 2001. Daniel was her son, and he was especially close to his grandfather.
   The monument, underneath the flagpole, says, "Dedicated to all who have served their country and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In memory of Pfc. Daniel B. McClenney, June 24, 2004." He was 19.

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