Ready for next step
Dinges, a veteran of 21 years service with the Fort Sill Field Artillery Half Section, gets a last-minute grooming from Spc. Kyle Sheridan before his retirement ceremony. Dinges reportedly found post-military employment working with special needs children.

FORT SILL, Okla. -- One member of the Fort Sill staff will continue to serve after his retirement. The Fort Sill Field Artillery Half Section and others gathered to recognize and honor one of the Half Section's horses, Dinges, during a retirement ceremony at the post corral on Aug. 17.

Dinges joined the Half Section in 1989. After 21 years of service, Dinges will retire to the Spirit Horse Chisholm Trail Therapy Center in Comanche, Okla. At the age of 28, Dinges will serve with special needs children in the southwest Oklahoma area.

Fort Sill's Field Artillery Half Section is the only horse-drawn artillery unit in the U.S. Army and one of seven Army equestrian special ceremonial units. It is an authentic representation of half of an artillery section of the late 1920s.

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