Irving honored at veterans event

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Bud Irving, of Escanaba, received a certificate of special congressional recognition from Upper Peninsula representative Jack Bergman at Saturday’s seventh annual Military Appreciation Night at Island Resort and Casino. Making the presentation was Dave Dzavior, the Delta County Veterans Service Officer. Irving, a Purple Heart recipient in the Korean War who recently retired, was honored for several decades of work with area veterans, along with his dog Chopper, a long-time companion after the death of his previous dog, Chubbers.