The Irish Setter was trained to detect explosives and was deployed in August to Afghanistan with his handler, Spc. Seth Rodenberger. On November 10th, Tygo was killed after being struck by an improvised explosive device.
Tuesday’s memorial included a ceremonial rifle volley and the playing of taps. Spc. Seth Rodenberger spoke at the service. Fort Leonard Wood stated in a press release that, “[Tygo] was consistently on point, finding numerous caches of weapons and explosive making devices. His actions saved countless lives.”