Sully HW Bush gets welcomed to the Walter Reed Medical Center

Sully President George H. W. Bush Casket

Sully President George H. W. Bush Casket

It was an image that moved millions, both patriots and pet owners alike.

Sully the service dog, who famously stood by his "boss", George H.W. Bush, in the months before the former USA president's death in November, is back to work.

One mission is complete and another is just getting started.

However, almost three months later, it turns out Sully's mission was far from over.

Service dogs and therapy dogs literally save lives everyday.

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Sully, also now known as Navy Hospital Corpsman (HM) Petty Officer Sully, took an oath before USA servicemen and -women and at least six other service dogs, while vowing to "comfort, support and cheer warriors and their families, active duty and retired". Prior to this, Sully was trained by America's VetDogs, a nonprofit organization that raises and trains service dogs for disabled military veterans and first responders.

"Do you affirm. or pant.as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy that you will support, comfort and cure warriors and their families, active duty and retired?" That you embrace our staff and bear unconditional love and solace, especially on busy days?

The dog captured hearts a year ago after a photo went viral of Sully resting near President Bush's casket at the US Capitol.

Sully H.W. Bush became famous as canine caretaker and constant companion to the 41st USA president in the final stages of his life. He even received a new "military uniform", a vest to signify he is a member of the facility's dog team.

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