Hi, I'm Michael Hurder!

and my sight lives here.

One More Day - a Tributr to Prince
Some of you may know that I was an Army Dog Handler in Vietnam, 1972. I was injured and came home. Prince, my partner, was euthanized in August of '72. At the time, K9s were classified as equipment. Of the 4,000+ K9s that deployed to Vietnam, only 204 came home. The efforts made by Vietnam Dog Handlers over the years inspired the "Never Again" movement, which has resulted in the military reclassifying our K9 partners as soldiers. As such, they will be brought home after deployment and put up for adoption at the end of their service life if the animal qualifies (not too sick or vicious). March 13th was declared K9 Veteran's Day. Last Saturday, the Military Working Dog Heritage Museum Facebook page hosted a series of events held in honor of our furry compadres. I invite you to visit them and learn about our community. Use the button below to visit their website, or visit their Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/mwdheritagemuseum. Military Working Dogs have been a genuinely colossal force multiplier for our troops abroad and here at home. The following is a tribute to my partner, Prince 16x5, without whom I would not have come home whole. WOOF, Buddy! See you over the bridge. K9 leads the Way!
Nikon D850 DSLR
My America - a video/slideshow
A pictorial love affair with the USA. Music: "America" by - Santana and POD NOTE: THIS VIDEO IS NOT FOR SALE
Livermore's 4th of July- 2019
We are a small city here in California's San Francisco East Bay Community, but we love our country and we love to show it. BOOM!
Nikon D850 DSLR
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Livermore - Memorial Day, 2018
Livermore # 144 to # 269 Memorial Day 2018 We remember always the price we paid.
Nikon D850 DSLR
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
San Diego Harbor - The US Navy
VDHA #53 to #248: Our second day of the reunion was spent on a tour boat. These were three incredible hours traveling from one end of the harbor to the other. The US navy was the principle subject but San Diego's skyline and Balboa Park played a great second fiddle.
Nikon D850 DSLR
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
San Francisco hosts the Blue Angels
In October 2018, I traveled to Yerba Buena Island on San Francisco Bay to capture the Blue Angels during their practice runs the day before the show. To say it was a spectacular day would be an understatement. WOW!
Camera: Nikon D850 DSLR
Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
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