You may not have known this, but there are dogs serving in the military alongside soldiers. They participate in tours just like their human counterparts. These dogs and the men they serve with form tight bonds.
Rico the combat dog had two tours in Afghanistan alongside his partner, Sergeant Beckley. They spent significant time together and became best friends while in Afghanistan. After serving his country, Rico went to live with Beckley’s parents in Michigan.
Once Rico reached age 12, his health began to decline. Beckley decided to pay him one last visit before a heartbreaking decision needed to be made.