Humans and dogs! The best possible combination God has ever created, don’t you agree? Honestly, I don’t know what we would do without these precious creatures who make our life better and better with each passing day.
They not only make great pets, but awesome members of the military as well. Marine Sergeant Ross Gundlach and K9 partner Casey are just one of the partners who fight together for the well-being of the country. They served together in Afghanistan and were part of more than 150 combat missions sweeping roads for explosives in Helmand Province. What’s most, brave Casey saved Gundlach’s life on several occasions.
The two bonded closely and Gundlach made a promise to bring her back to the U.S.A once his mission overseas was over.
“About midway through, I told her if we made it out alive I’d do whatever it took to find her,” Gundlach said. “I owe her. I want to take care of her…I’ll just try to give her the best life she can have from here on out.”
When Gundlach returned home, Casey was adopted by the State Fire Marshal Office and worked as an explosive detection dog for the State of Iowa. Knowing through what she and the Marine went together, the Iowa Elks Association, with the help of some of Gundlach’s friends, organized a reunion between the two at an Iowa Statehouse rotunda ceremony.
Gundlach was moved to tears when he saw his best pal again and wished she was his. He was thinking of ways to adopt her, but then the Office of the State Fire Marshal gave the Marine the surprise of his life telling him that Casey officially belonged to him.
Namely, Iowa Elks Association raised around $8500 to replace the 4-year-old Labrador Retriever with another K9 dog.
Those who witnessed the emotional reunion were in tears of joy and very happy that these two friends were together again.
Take a look at the reaction of Marine Gundlach and Casey seeing each other again in the video below and don’t forget to share it with your friends.
Story Source: Online