Written by Jeff Mackey
Want to have your heart warmed? Check out these pictures of former Air Force Sgt. Logan
Black's reunion with his Iraq war companion Diego, a dog trained to
sniff out bombs. D'awww!
A big "Thank you!" to everyone who responded to
PETA's action alert and joined PETA in urging the Air Force to retire Diego and
let Logan adopt him. The pair developed their lifelong bond while they were
deployed in Fallujah. Logan was serving as Diego's handler when an improvised
explosive device detonated inside the truck in which they were riding. To this
day, Diego, like many human combatants, trembles at any loud sound.
Upon launching his quest to adopt Diego, Logan said, "Leaving Diego behind … was
probably the hardest thing I've ever done. Leaving a best friend who had saved
my life multiple times over in Iraq." Because of the quick action
of PETA's dedicated members and supporters, the military brass made the
retirement and adoption happen, and (with apologies to Paul Simon) this
sergeant and dog reunion was only a motion away.
Photo: Logan Black
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