A US military dog has received a 21 gun salute during her funeral at Camp Nelson Cemetery in Jessamine County, Kentucky.
Iireland, a female Belgian Malinois died in August. Her partner Josh Sutherland, a marine, served with her in Iraq on two tours in 2007 and 2008.
"This dog has rank. This dog has two Purple Hearts and she served her handler well and saved countless lives," Colonel Tracy Lucas said at her funeral.
"She's brought a lot of joy into our lives losing her it's probably the toughest thing I've ever been through in my life."
Dozens of people from around the state flocked to the cemetery to say their goodbyes.
Mr Sutherland's grandmother says her brother served in Vietnam. He died four years ago and she says honouring Iireland at Camp Nelson brings her comfort.
"I'm just so thankful they're both here together now. It helps me with my brother being gone," she said.
It's rare to touch so many lives in just a few years, but for Iireland no task was too big.
"She's done more in her life than most men and women ever will," Sutherland said.
Iireland couldn't be buried at the national cemetery. Instead, the family buried her at a family farm nearby before Saturday's service.
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