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      Local military working dog to be laid to rest

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The Joint Base Charleston community is preparing to remember one of their own.

      Waldo, an 11-year-old German shepherd and military working dog, was assigned to the 628th Security Forces Squadron and recently died from an illness.

      Waldo was a trained narcotics dog and provided installation protection. He served the majority of his career at Joint Base Charleston and was deployed to Afghanistan two times.

      According to Joint Base Charleston officials, Waldo completed 2,304 hours of searches and 425 hours of detection training in his career.

      A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. on June 6th at the Air Base Theater at Joint Base Charleston.

      After the ceremony, the Patriot Guard will lead Waldo to the Military Working Dog cemetery on the base where he will be buried. He will also receive full military honors including a 21-gun salute.

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