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Military search dog reunited with sergeant

Jun. 27, 2014 - 10:41AM   |  
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NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Army veteran Staff Sgt. James Harrington has reunited with Military Working Dog Ryky, a Belgian Malinois with whom he served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ryky is a 7-year-old specialized Improvised Detection dog who helped detect explosives. She served with Harrington for four years on two combat deployments in Iraq from 2008 to 2009 and an Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011.

Each military working dog saves about 150 to 200 military service member lives.

Thursday’s reunion was made possible by American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue — nonprofit groups that work to bring military working dogs back to the U.S. and reconnect them with their former handlers

Harrington, of Kenner, works as a military police officer with the National Guard and is adopting Ryky.

“I plan to let Ryky be a dog and chill out on the couch. She’s earned it,” said Harrington.

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