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Marine reunites with dog from Afghanistan

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Marine has been reunited with the dog he served with in Afghanistan during a surprise ceremony at the Iowa Capitol.

Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach of Madison, Wis., thought he was travelling Friday to the Iowa Capitol to tell state officials why he should take ownership of the dog, which has been working for the state fire marshal's office.

Gundlach didn't realize officials already had made arrangements to get another dog for explosives detection.

State officials told Gundlach their meeting had been delayed and asked him to join in an Armed Services Day celebration in the rotunda, but during the event they brought out 4-year-old yellow lab, Casey.

When Gundlach saw Casey, he put his face into his hands and cried.

Gov. Terry Branstad officially retired Casey from active duty.

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