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George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Sully Gets a New Assignment

George H.W. Bush’s loyal yellow Labrador retriever, Sully, has been given a new assignment, and will serve at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center with an upgrade in rank to “hospital corpsman second class” by the U.S. Navy. Sully was assigned as a companion dog to the former president in 2018 after his wife, Barbara, died. He gained national attention when he looked sullen as he rested near Bush’s casket during his state funeral. In a swearing-in ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Sully was given a new uniform. “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? That you take this obligation freely, without any promise of treats or tummy rubs and that you will faithfully discharge the duties to provide joy, love and nurturing for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and sailors and their families?”