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Service Scheduled Aug. 30 for Texas A&M's Reveille VIII

A service has been scheduled Aug. 30 at Kyle Field to remember late Texas A&M collie mascot Reveille VIII.

Organizers say Reveille VIII will be laid to rest 10 years to the day from her debut as mascot. The revered 12-year-old dog had been ill and died June 25.

Reveille VIII drew avoidance attention on Sept. 20, 2014, as then-A&M cadet handler Ryan Kreider (KRY'-der) deflected SMU receiver Der'rikk Thompson away from the dog. Kreider gained fame for throwing himself in front of the out-of-bounds player. A&M went on to win 58-6.

Kreider has been invited to attend the service this month outside the north end of Kyle Field. The Aggies that Saturday night will host Northwestern State.

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