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    Marine Set to Be United With Dog From Afghanistan

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    A marine is scheduled to be re-united with his dog from Afghanistan.

    A former marine, 27-year-old Shaun Duling was devastated when he left one of his best friends behind in Afghanistan, a dog named Bolt.

    Duling told ABC News: “He was always by my side, which was really difficult because when I had left for good, he tried to jump on the helo with me.”

    When he returned home, he contacted an organization which helps rescue dogs in Afghanistan. A fundraising page was set up for Bolt and word spread through Facebook allowing Duling to raise $4,000, which go towards flying the dog to his new home in Virginia.

    Everything is all set up and Bolt is scheduled to be reunited with Duling in several weeks. Earlier this year, an army sergeant, named Nick adopted a dog from Afghanistan.

    While on patrol, Nick found the Afghan herding dog tied up with his ears cut off. Nick soon began taking care of the abused dog and they formed a close bond.

    When the sergeant returned home to Pensacola, he contacted Puppy Rescue Mission who helped bring the dog to the United States.