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Grieving family adopts military dog that was with son on last mission

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This is an amazing story that lets a family have a little bit of their with them. I definitely recommend reading the whole article.

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Parents of a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan have adopted the bomb-sniffing dog that was with their son on his final mission.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz’s parents took in Dino, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, on Saturday after a brief ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where the canine was discharged from active duty, the Associated Press reported.

Dino was with Diaz, 27, on Sept. 28, 2011 when the sergeant was killed by an explosive device as he rushed to aid a fellow Marine during a raid in Helmand province.

The dog is blending right in with the family. He shares a lot of their son’s personality traits, the dad said.

“He’s very affectionate, real rambunctious just like our son, Christopher,” Salvador Diaz said. “He’s playful. He likes a lot of hugs. But if he doesn’t want to do something, he won’t do it. He’s a little stubborn.”

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