The brave men and women who serve our country sacrifice way more than most of us could ever imagine. Assuming that being away from home is one of the hardest parts of the job, it's nice to see military members find some sort of peace while they're in another country. In some cases, this peace comes in the form of a furry companion.
It’s not easy being away from home, serving your country in a foreign land, but with Kkeaton by Stice’s side, things weren’t so bad. Unfortunately, things eventually took a turn for the worse.
Kkeaton was named after one of Stice’s friends, Corporal Keaton Coffey, who was killed in Afghanistan. Despite their issues (according to Stice, Kkeaton wasn’t easy to train), Kkeaton became one of the best military dogs that Stice had ever seen.
This meant that Stice had to finish his time alone. Stice spent a long seven months without his favorite companion by his side, but eventually, he would be given the opportunity to adopt Kkeaton for good.
After he got hurt, Kkeaton was taken to American Humane, an organization that reunites retiring military working dogs with their former handlers. American Humane has supported military animals and veterans for over 100 years now.
The two were reunited at Cavender Toyota in San Antonio, Texas. After spending so much time together being heroes, the pair is ready to live a “simple life.” We’re glad to see you two together again!