Fort Bragg soldier reunites with war dog after wrongful separation

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Army Spc. Brent Grommet and his war dog Matty (WTVD-TV)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A Fort Bragg soldier has been reunited with his combat dog after a wrongful 16-month separation, according to the New York Post.

Army Spc. Brent Grommet and his war dog Matty, a Czech German shepherd, were finally reunited on Friday.

Since returning from Afghanistan last year, Grommet has been coping with and recovering from spinal and traumatic brain injuries and PTSD.

Grommet and Matty were separated by the Army, and Grommet never saw Matty again, according to the Post. It remains uncertain why the two were separated.

Under Robby’s Law, military dog handlers have the first right to adopt their animals if injured together.

The family who had adopted Matty and cared for him for nearly a year offered to return the dog.

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