Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

Godofredo A. Vasquez  Houston Chronicle via AP

Godofredo A. Vasquez Houston Chronicle via AP

A USA government plane has arrived in Texas to transport the body of former President George H.W. Bush to Washington for a state funeral.

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.

The socks feature a formation of jets, which are meant to honor his lifetime of service that started when he became a naval aviator at 18 years old.

"He added: "A handsome day In Texas - 'ceiling and visibility unlimited, ' Mr. President".

Jeb Bush also saluted Sully. He will be buried next to wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, who died in 1953.

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

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

He died aged 94 in Houston, Texas.

Sully accompanied Bush one last time on a flight to Washington D.C. for memorial services.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to attend the ceremony Wednesday morning at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Members of the public may pay their respects as the president's body lies in state in the rotunda of the Capitol.

X-Men actress Olivia Munn shared the photo, saying: "President George H.W. Bush".

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