President George HW Bush Dead at 94

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The service dog was assigned to former Prez Bush back in June, and Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath says Sully - trained by the nonprofit group America's VetDogs - will be reassigned now.

He will be buried at the presidential library in Texas, alongside his wife, Barbara Bush, who died seven months ago. He wrote, "Air Force One has arrived in Houston for what will technically be called "Special Air Mission 41" tomorrow and Wednesday".

KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Sully will return to America's VetDogs in NY through the holiday season before joining the Water Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.

He died aged 94 in Houston, Texas.

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David J. Phillip Pool AP

Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness.

"As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same join to his new home, Walter Reed, that he brought to 41", George W. Bush said on Instagram.

President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 6, a Day of National Mourning.

Bush will lie in state in the Capitol starting Monday and a service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral later in the week.