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War vet to be reunited with lost service dog

We all know a dog is a man's best friend, but not many people would understand that the way one local veteran does.

The veteran was separated from his service dog and never expected to see him again, but that's all about to change thanks to some strangers hundreds of miles away.

Army veteran Adam Morton lost his dog as he moved from Des Moines, IA, to his new home in Saginaw Township.

Luckily for Morton, his dog Quincy had a microchip, standard equipment for most service dogs. An Iowa family adopted Quincy, but after they saw the microchip, they traced the service dog to Morton.

Now Quincy is set to travel to Michigan to be reunited with his original owner.

Morton suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving two tours of duty in Iraq. The veteran told TV5 Quincy is a big help when it comes to dealing with the disorder. Morton and Quincy are so close they even sleep together. Every time Morton has a nightmare, Quincy wakes him up. So as you can imagine, he's grateful to the people who stepped forward, making it possible for soldier and man's best friend to reunite.

"Thank you for taking him in and taking care of him," said Morton of the Iowa family who briefly adopted Quincy. "It's a huge relief on me that I know he was safe."

Morton told TV5 the first thing he'll do is give Quincy a big hug. Thanks to Operation First Response and the Patriot Guard riders, Morton will be reunited with his dog on Tuesday.

Quincy's foster parents in Iowa say they'll definitely miss him but are glad to give him back.

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War vet to be reunited with lost service dog

Friday, November 8 2013, 09:28 AM EST

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