(WIS) It’s been a couple of years since Lance Corporal Andrew Harmon returned from his tour of duty in Afghanistan, and a couple of years since he saw the dog who worked side by side with for seven months.
“I just prayed a lot for the dog. I was like, ‘God, I hope one day I get to see him again,'” Harmon said.
Harmon said his dog handling position was one he never expected when he enrolled in the Marine Corps, but it was his ticket overseas. On the day he went to be paired with a dog, a Labrador named Rebel, just like one he had at home, chose him.
Harmon and Rebel spent every moment together, sleeping, eating and working in tandem.
“I’ve had numerous dogs before, but the bond wasn’t like this. You know, I can’t describe it,” Harmon said.
Harmon led Rebel searching for IEDs. He said Rebel protected troops from several bombs.
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After suffering a blow to the head from an explosion, Rebel experienced strokes and had to be sent home and retired. He found a new home with a woman in North Carolina, until fate led him back to Harmon.
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