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Veteran Pays The Sweetest Tribute To His Heroic Friend

Sergeant Dave Heyhoe's beloved canine partner, Treo, passed away last year after a lifetime with the British military. Now, Heyhoe's found the perfect way to honor Treo's service - and their everlasting friendship.

Heyhoe met Treo in 2005, when he became his primary trainer and handler. In 2008, the two worked together to detect Taliban explosives in Afghanistan, saving dozens of lives.

In 2010, Treo was even awarded the Dickin Medal for Gallantry, a British military award for exceptional animal service.

And when Heyhoe retired from the Army, Treo retired along with him. Heyhoe even published a book about his friend - "It's All About Treo: Life and War with the World's Bravest Dog."

In October 2015, Treo passed away at the age of 14. Understandably, Heyhoe was devastated - but he still found a way to give his old friend the most heartfelt tribute.

Heyhoe got a tattoo of Treo's pawprint on his calf, coupled with a poem honoring the pup's life. The ink is sprinkled with some of Treo's ashes - so the inseparable duo will never be apart.

To send a U.S. military dog a care package, visit Operation K-9 Care Package.