Getchyer tissues ready
Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach of Madison, Wisconsin worked side by side in Afghanistan with Casey, a 4-year old yellow Labrador Retriever, doing explosives detection. To say that the two formed a strong attachment would be an understatement. Gundlach returned to Wisconsin after his tour was complete and Casey went to Iowa to work for the state fire marshal’s office.
Gundlach tracked Casey down and went to Des Moines to plead his case for taking Casey back to Wisconsin with him. However, unbeknownst to him, an Elks group had already raised $8,500 to buy the fire marshal a different dog and, at a ceremony Gundlach thought was a celebration of Armed Services Day at the Capitol Building, he and Casey were reunited for good.
Grab a box of tissues and check out these two videos about the event. Truly heartwarming.