Provided by National Museum of the Marine Corps
This quilt was presented to Gold Star Mother Julie Schrock, mother of Cpl Max Donahue, a Marine Corps working dog handler, to commemorate and honor her son and recognize his service and sacrifice to his country. The quilt contains uniform items, shirts, and images collected from Marines in Donahue’s platoon. Each piece of the quilt represents Max Donahue’s service.
Donahue was supporting 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (3/1), 1st Marine Division when he was severely wounded by a remotely activated improvised explosive device while conducting counter insurgency operations in Afghanistan. He was working with his patrol explosive detection dog, Fenji, a German shepherd, on 4 August 2010, when he sustained critical injuries. Cpl Donahue succumbed to his wounds and died on 7 August. Although injured, Fenji survived the blast. She would continue to serve in the Marine Corps until her retirement in 2015.
The quilt will be on display until January 2018 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle.