Sharing the spotlight

Some people wondered on Twitter how Medal of Honor winner James McCloughan would feel about a military dog being Photoshopped into a 2017 photo of McCloughan receiving the honor. The South Haven man said he’s fine with it, and was happy for the K9 to receive recognition.

SOUTH HAVEN — Every dog has its day, and Medal of Honor recipient James McCloughan doesn’t have a problem with that, even if he gets cut out of the photo.

“Everyone on the team needs to be credited,” even the non-human ones, McCloughan, of South Haven, said after President Donald Trump retweeted a Medal of Honor presentation photo that replaced his image with that of Conan, the canine that helped track down an ISIS leader. The edited image shows the dog having the nation’s highest military honor draped around his neck.