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Veteran Fights To Adopt Diego, His Bomb Sniffing Army Dog | Care2 Causes

Veteran Fights To Adopt Diego, His Bomb Sniffing Army Dog | Care2 Causes

Former Sgt. Logan Black began suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after he returned from his deployment in Iraq in 2007. His reoccurring dreams centered on one thing; the fate of Diego, the yellow Labrador that sniffed-out bombs and weapons alongside him. Black could not rest until he found the dog. From 2006 to 2007, Sergeant Black developed a strong bond with Diego as the two searched for explosives and weapons in Fallujah. Black began training the bomb sniffing dog when he was still a puppy at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Together the duo survived several attacks including an IED that hit the back of a vehicle that carried them. Black said the jolt was so strong, “Diego leaped from the back seat and shook uncontrollably.” Black always worried whether the incident caused Diego to develop PTSD. “After that attack, any kind of loud noises would send him into a ...

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