Soldier Being Sent Home Can’t Bear to Leave Adopted Dog in Iraq- Says “You Don’t Leave a Friend Behind”

The dog had become part of the family for these soldiers and there was no way one soldier was leaving without his pal. The moment they were reunited, was definitely worth its weight in gold.

Ken Wyrsch was deployed to Iraq to work as an Army Specialist. Upon arrival, he couldn’t help but notice the adorable German Shepherd that stuck around past dark. The stray pup, named Ollie, eventually became family and made himself quite comfortable.

Ollie became the camp mascot after stealing the hearts of every soldier there

Ollie became the camp mascot after stealing the hearts of every soldier there

After hearing the news his unit would be moving on without Ollie, Ken was in utter shock. Instead of feeling excited to return home, he was devastated.

Ollie and Ken were finally reunited after the pup was flown overseas

Ollie and Ken were finally reunited after the pup was flown overseas

“You don’t leave a friend behind, can’t do it,” the military man said.

After contacting the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the man heard great news: he was only days away from being reuinted with his best pal.

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The moment he finally picked up Ollie, Ken was unbelievably happy.

“He’s a good boy. He’s worth it,” Wyrsch said.

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Source: CBS News

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