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WATCH: Soldier reunites with dog she rescued while deployed in Iraq

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 4:25 AM

WATCH: Soldier reunites with dog she adopted while deployed to Iraq

A U.S. soldier and a dog she rescued while deployed in Iraq had an emotional reunion after being separated for seven months.

Video captured U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern reuniting with Erby, a dog she rescued and adopted while deployed in Iraq. Tampa International Airport shared the video to their Facebook account earlier this week.

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McKithern said she fell in love with the dog immediately when she found her wandering around the base where she was stationed. 

With the help from the non-profit Puppy Rescue mission and crowdfunding, McKithern raised enough money to bring Erby home with her, according to CBS affiliate WBTV.

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