Aww 3: Marine Ross Gundlach reunited with Canine Casey in surprise ceremony

May 17, 2013

A wonderful man and his dog story. Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan. His constant companion was a yellow lab named Casey. He told her he’d look her up when he returned home. Casey was doing explosive detection duty in Iowa but was given early retirement. heh! You can read the rest at link below. That’s a wonderful pic – with another at link, too.

“I promised her if we made it out of alive, I’d do whatever it took to find her,” Gundlach said.

When Gundlach saw Casey, he put his head in his hands and cried. She licked his face, wagging her tail furiously.”It was a total surprise,” he said. “I owe her. Ill just try to give her the best life I can.

Ross Gundlach Casey

“His father, Glen Gundlach, seemed just as surprised.”Its unbelievable … the state of Iowa, I love em,” he said.

Gov. Terry Branstad officially retired Casey from active duty during Fridays ceremony, thanking the dog for a “job well done.”During the 150 missions they performed together, Gundlach said Casey never missed an explosive — she caught three before they could be detonated. He credits her for making it back home safely.

“I wouldnt be here … any kids I ever had wouldnt exist if Casey hadnt been here,” he said.

via Marine, dog reunited in surprise ceremony – Yahoo! News.

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