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Sergeant Finally Reunited With Military Dog He Trained After Pup Retires From Active Duty.

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This military dog reunion is sure to tug on your heartstrings. After this soldier was separated from his partner military dog during his career, he made a pact that once this pup retired, he’d find a way to be reunited with him. Well, it’s finally happened. Mike and John are together at last!

Sergeant Mike Alcala served beside John the German Shepherd for a significant time, developing a powerful bond of trust.

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“I trust him with everything I have, with my life,” Mike shared with the Today Show when interviewed about his military dog reunion. “You have to because these are our partners.”

John was an explosive detective dog prior to his retirement, serving an important role in identifying dangerous situations. When Sergeant Alcala was transferred, John had to stay behind to continue serving his role.

Mike knew their time together wasn’t done. Finally, after ten years of service, it was time for this military dog to retire and be reunited with his soldier.

This military dog reunion came after John’s honorary service, retiring him officially from the military. John enjoyed a chew toy at the ceremony.

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Once he was flown home, John was brought to Mike’s backyard, and the rest is history. He was greeted with hugs and belly rubs, and the two couldn’t be happier.

“Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Enjoy your retirement!” commented one viewer of the military dog reunion.

“Gosh I love hearing this. Bless the dog,” said another fan of the clip.

Check out this powerful military dog reunion below. It’s absolutely beautiful to see the military dog reunited with his soldier and best friend!

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