Spearfish Fire Department presents colors for local hero

News StaffSeptember 16, 2022Local
Photo by Firefighter Kathryn Jones, Spearfish Fire DepartmentSpearfish Fire Department presents colors for local hero

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Fire Department honored and presented colors for local hero, Colonel John Michael “Mike” Kain, U.S. Army, Retired, during the funeral escort to the Black Hills National Cemetery Friday, which included the Black Hills American Legion Riders, Spearfish Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Spearfish Police Department, and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

Kain served for more than 29 years as an active-duty Army Officer, serving in Vietnam and Desert Storm.

During his military service, he received several awards and commendations, and after retiring to Spearfish Canyon, he remained active with the Spearfish American Legion Riders, Deadwood VFW, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), MOAA (Military Officers Association of America), and the Spearfish Canyon Volunteer Fire Department.

The Spearfish Fire Department would like to commemorate and honor Colonel Kain for his service to our country, Spearfish, and other local communities.