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Marine, dog reunited in surprise ceremony (damp eye alert)
Omaha.Com ^ | 5/17/2013

Posted on 05/17/2013 7:26:18 PM PDT by llevrok

Edited on 05/17/2013 7:53:30 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

DES MOINES (AP) When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he'd look her up when he returned home.

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


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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; dogmarinelab; dogsofwar; gundlach; marine; reunion; workingdogs Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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2 posted on 05/17/2013 7:27:24 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SandRat

Veteran ping


3 posted on 05/17/2013 7:27:35 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: llevrok
Thank you Iowa State Fire Marshall's Office for bringing these two Warriors back together! Semper Fi! Can't type anymore - can't see my monitor!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 05/17/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: llevrok

Love it!


5 posted on 05/17/2013 7:31:17 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: ConorMacNessa; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie

Always remember them all


6 posted on 05/17/2013 7:33:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Feh.

Didn’t affect me at all.

/lying my @ss off

;]


7 posted on 05/17/2013 7:33:37 PM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: SandRat

AMEN!


8 posted on 05/17/2013 7:34:57 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: llevrok

Great story!


9 posted on 05/17/2013 7:39:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

What’s the old saying about Marines, “No better friend....”.

Looks like this goes double on the lab’s behalf!!


10 posted on 05/17/2013 7:40:14 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: llevrok

Damn fine looking young Marine....
If I were forty years younger, I’d hit THAT!


11 posted on 05/17/2013 7:40:52 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: llevrok; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-XbtHlgW_o

the moment, ah


12 posted on 05/17/2013 7:44:28 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: matginzac
Similarly, the lab is about 57 years younger than me and I'd just love to give her a scratch about her ears. What a fine looking pup!
13 posted on 05/17/2013 7:47:37 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Roger that!


14 posted on 05/17/2013 7:49:43 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: llevrok

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=V-XbtHlgW_o#t=41s


15 posted on 05/17/2013 7:50:09 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SandRat

Awww....these stories always make me a big puddle!


16 posted on 05/17/2013 7:52:52 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Luv knows no end.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 7:54:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

You are SO right, Sandy! Thanks for the ping! :)


18 posted on 05/17/2013 7:57:01 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: llevrok

Thanks for that. Dog stories are a pleasure to the heart. Especially compared to human stories of late.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 8:01:07 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: matginzac

Love this story!!!


20 posted on 05/17/2013 8:06:07 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Baynative
Especially compared to human stories of late

Yup. This week we need something to reaffirm the goodness of America. This story did it for me!

21 posted on 05/17/2013 8:07:23 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: llevrok

I just love returning military/doggie reunions!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-BnQzVUCiA


22 posted on 05/17/2013 8:08:32 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: llevrok

Ah, the Elks.


23 posted on 05/17/2013 8:12:06 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: llevrok

Dogs really are man’s best friend.


24 posted on 05/17/2013 8:15:39 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: llevrok

I was a Naval Aviatior for 22 years, been around the world about 10 times, and I got enough hair on my back to make an Indian blanket, and stories like this just turn me into a blubbering mess. God bless them both.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 8:34:42 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Afterguard
stories like this just turn me into a blubbering mess

I did a big awwww when I read the story. Then I saw the video and the Marine and that was it for me.

And thank you for your service, sir. The Navy has a soft spot in my heart (my Dad was a Navy doc in WW2 (Pacific theatre) and Korea.

Fly Navy !

26 posted on 05/17/2013 9:00:03 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: llevrok
Remarkable story! Thanks for posting! Much gratitude to both man and critter who served.

I'm laughing...b/c the Marine who was holding on to Casey....his Dress Blues are now all *covered* with shedded tan dog hair. BWAHAHA! He'll have to throw the pants away to pass muster.

27 posted on 05/17/2013 9:15:47 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: llevrok

Military doggy reunions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD3cgDRsDck


28 posted on 05/17/2013 9:22:28 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: llevrok

‘’ Marines. No better friend, no worse enemy’’.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 9:51:22 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Salamander

Fortunately, I share your immunity to dog articles.

:)


30 posted on 05/17/2013 10:24:56 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: machogirl

Happy boys back together.

If not one additional reason to despise islam. Hating dogs.

They hate dogs because dogs know people that are mean, when they see them.


31 posted on 05/17/2013 10:47:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Salamander

Another beautiful story.


32 posted on 05/17/2013 10:48:26 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Secret Agent Man

So Sweet. Probably would make them sick to watch. another youtube-caused-riot.


33 posted on 05/18/2013 2:42:07 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: llevrok
The hubby was there (he's a member of the local Elks Lodge)..it was quite the event. What the story doesn't say is that there were dozens of "working dogs" in attendance to honor their fellow canine. Police dogs, Military dogs, service dogs, & many "working puppies" with their handlers....it was a veritable doggie fest..LOL!

Casey was promoted by the Governor to a higher rank in the Fire Marshall echelon, and had her new badge pinned on her collar as part of her retirement ceremony.

I hope she has a fine & long life where her only worries are protecting her Marine from the bunny and squirrel invaders in the back yard.

34 posted on 05/18/2013 4:06:04 AM PDT by garandgal
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To: llevrok

Gorgeous puppy...
Can’t beat a hunky in uniform guy and a cute dog...


35 posted on 05/18/2013 4:15:34 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Salamander
Feh.

Didn’t affect me at all.

/lying my @ss off

;]

X2, what he said.

36 posted on 05/18/2013 4:26:00 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Dogs are cleaner than some of the 7th Century throw backs.


37 posted on 05/18/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl
Dogs are cleaner than some of the 7th Century throw backs.

You got that right...
38 posted on 05/18/2013 12:16:20 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it ore leave, and visiting Niagra Fallsmay be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB
Way to go Sarge/Semper Fi.
39 posted on 05/18/2013 12:30:06 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Behind every successful man is and amazed Mother In Law.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; llevrok

I love these stories.


40 posted on 05/18/2013 1:08:06 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: llevrok

Here’s an iPad-friendly YouTube video link for this story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-XbtHlgW_o


41 posted on 05/18/2013 1:27:25 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Joe 6-pack

For animal lovers see my post#19

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42 posted on 05/29/2013 7:13:04 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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