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This Soldier Is Searching For His Wartime Canine Companion

One American solider is waiting for the day when he’ll be reunited with his beloved dog.

A Marine shared the story of his friendship with his bomb-sniffing dog, Austin, on Imgur. Through a series of photos, he showed both the good times and bad the two shared together while overseas.

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“Even with the worst of days,” the soldier wrote, “he was always happy to see me and come (home).” When the marine’s deployment was over, he couldn’t take Austin back home with him. He had to say goodbye, but made a promise to himself that it would not be a permanent separation.
Because of military regulations, the soldier is unsure of Austin’s location. “I know he’s out there somewhere,” he writes. “I know many other handlers are looking for their battle buddies as well.”

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It has been several years since the Marine has seen Austin, but says that he eventually tracked down his location. His former companion put in paperwork to adopt the canine, but hasn’t gotten a response of his status since.

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The post received an outpouring of support and good wishes to the unnamed soldier, who is still trying to be reunited with his beloved friend. Hopefully one day soon, these two will be reunited and share many more happy years to come.

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This Soldier Is Searching For His Wartime Canine Companion