FORT CARSON, Colo. - With a heavy heart, Fort Carson announced the death of one of their own on Thursday.
Dragon, a military working dog, 69th military police detachment, and 759th military police battalion died on April 6 after serving for more than 9 years in the military. 69th military police detachment and 759th military police battalion died on April 6 after serving for more than 9 years in the military.
The German Shepherd was born on April 30, 2006. A little over a year later, he became a drug-detection dog and served as one for nine years, five months.
Dragon's duty stations were at Vicenza, Italy, from April 13, 2008, to July 9, 2013, and Fort Carson from July 10, 2013, until April 6, 2017. He deployed to Qatar from Jan. 16 to Oct. 15, 2015, and Honduras from Oct. 10, 2016, to Mar. 22, 2017.
He had nine soldier partners. Dragon was given a steak dinner and played ball as part of the end of watch ceremony held at the Fort Carson military working dog kennels.
Dragon was diagnosed with non-operative, aggressive cancer at the end of March.