Retired U.S. soldier thrilled at reunion with bomb-sniffing dog (video).

KCTV 5 Logan Black, 34, has been waiting for this…


Logan Black, 34, has been waiting for this week for a long time. The retired soldier wanted to reunite with Diego, a bomb-sniffing dog that saved his life in Iraq.

But Diego was still serving in the military, and even after retiring from the military, he could have been transferred to another federal or law enforcement agency.

Black began a campaign on Facebook to be allowed to adopt Diego immediately. More than 6,000 people, including a number of KCTV5 viewers, signed on to help convince the Air Force to retire Diego and let Black adopt him.

That reunion occurred Tuesday. Black is back home with 8-year-old Diego, a yellow Labrador retriever, after traveling to Texas where Diego was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base. Diego was used to train other bomb-sniffing dogs.

Source: DeAnn Smith, Alan Shope for KCTV5.

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