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‘Dog father’ retires from military service

SCHWEINFURT, Germany (Feb. 7, 2013) — It is a retirement ceremony like many. The anthem plays over the loudspeaker. Soldiers render honors. A barking of orders, medals pinned and an old Soldier — unleashed from military service — begins a new chapter in life.

However, the retirement ceremony held, Feb. 1, here on Conn Barracks, was different than most. Soldiers and community members from Schweinfurt, Bamberg and Mannheim gathered to honor Lando F620, a military working dog who rose to the rank of sergeant first class and retired from the 94th Military Police Detachment.

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