Bomb-sniffing dog, former Army handler reunited

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former soldier from Kansas City says he’s thrilled to be reunited with a bomb-sniffing dog that saved his life in Iraq.

Logan Black returned home with 8-year-old Diego, a yellow Labrador retriever, after the two were reunited Tuesday at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Black trained Diego and they served on nearly 40 missions in Iraq, searching for weapons and hidden bombs.

Black says Diego saved his life more than once.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/PGTUf0 ) Black left the Army in 2007 and began searching for Diego. After learning that Diego was being used to train military dog handlers at Lackland, Black was told he could adopt the dog when it retired.

Diego retired this week and is now home with Black in Kansas City.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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