My heart is heavy in writing this post. My Marine has gone to be with the Lord. He suffered quite a bit the last two months so I am glad that part is over, but I'm missing him terribly. On October 15, 2016 he succumbed to double pneumonia at the age of 83, just four days short of his 84th birthday. This photo is with Cheney at the 2015 Devil Pup graduation at Camp Pendleton.
Col. Toole brought the Devil Pup program to Southern Utah when we retired here. The first shipment of pups to Camp Pendleton was summer of 2007. This program was Col. Toole's passion. He was so proud of each and every one of "his" pups.