Rico the combat dog and Sergeant Beckley were combat partners through many missions in Afghanistan. The two developed close bond over the time, but sadly had to split up when Rico retired at 12 and a half years old. Tired and in declining health he went to live with Beckley’s parents in Michigan.
Years have past and sadly family had to make heartbreaking decision to put Rico down. Beckley came back to see his loyal partner one more time and it was a touching reunion. Rico was so happy to see his human friend and show him how much he mean to him.
When Rico passed away, it was very difficult for everyone and Beckley felt the worse. He and his father, who also served in the Marines, proudly put on their uniforms and carried Rico in a flag-covered coffin fit for a decorated hero. He certainly deserved to be honored like this.
Watch the video to see the heartbreaking ceremony and share please.