Bodza, an 11-year-old German Shepherd was starting to suffer.. and his handler turned loving owner, Kyle Smith, had to make one of the hardest decisions.
The two, who had become inseparable, started working together in the U.S. Air Force four years ago, while deployed in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyle’s faithful dog had a degenerative illness that was affecting his spinal cord.
Kyle never left his best friend's side as he took his final breath..
Kyle's superiors ordered an American flag to be draped over Bodza's body, in recognition for his service..
RIP Bodza, and thank you for your service..