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This US Soldier Was Going To See Military Dog After 3 Years... Wait Until You Watch Everybody Crying! (VIDEO) 

Army Specialist Vance McFarland and a tactical explosive detection dog Ikar were deployed together in Afghanistan. They had a great time together and even became the best of friends. After the deployment, Ikar was taken by a contractor for work but later the pup was kept for 17 months in the shelter home. After 3 long years, the US soldier reunites with the military dog.  

Read on for the heartwarming reunion of McFarland with his bomb-sniffing dog. 

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This US Soldier Was Going To See Military Dog After 3 Years... Wait Until You Watch Everybody Crying! (VIDEO) 

This US Soldier Was Going To See Military Dog After 3 Years... Wait Until You Watch Everybody Crying! (VIDEO) 

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Army Specialist Vance McFarland meets his canine friend after 3 long years.

Army Specialist Vance McFarland meets his canine friend after 3 long years.

He was very nervous and wondered whether Ikar will recognize him or not. 

It was a pleasant moment when the US soldier reunites with the military dog. 

It was a pleasant moment when the US soldier reunites with the military dog. 

Ikar recognized McFarland and came running towards him. 

Ikar is a former Tactical Explosive Detection dog who worked along McFarland in Afghanistan. 

Ikar is a former Tactical Explosive Detection dog who worked
along McFarland in Afghanistan. 

The dog helped McFarland and his team in locating roadside bombs during deployment in 2012. 

McFarland is happy to meet his four-legged friend after 3 years.

McFarland is happy to meet his four-legged friend after 3 years.

He exclaimed, "Sometimes were good, sometimes were stressful. Having Ikar definitely made it a lot better. Having a dog with you on deployment is almost like having a little bit of home. A lot of soldiers were jealous of my friendship with Ikar as they also wanted to play with him." 

When Ikar got back from deployment, he was taken by an independent contractor for work. 

When Ikar got back from deployment, he was taken by an
independent contractor for work. 

But when the private company failed to get work for him, the poor dog was kept in kennel for almost 17 months. 

Fortunately, Mission K9 Rescue and the US War Dog Association came forward to help Ikar.

Fortunately, Mission K9 Rescue and the US War Dog Association came forward to help Ikar.

Besides Ikar, these organizations worked for 10 other military pups for reuniting them with their soldiers. 

McFarland received several messages from people on Facebook. 

McFarland received several messages from people on Facebook. 

When Army specialist came to know that his dog has been abandoned and saved, he decided to adopt Ikar. 

US soldier was nervous and excited to meet his hero dog. 

US soldier was nervous and excited to meet his hero dog. 

McFarland also bought some toys and other stuff for Ikar. When soldier reunites with the military dog, Ikar got very excited which brought tears in the eyes of everyone. 

It's a dream retirement that Ikar truly deserves. 

It's a dream retirement that Ikar truly deserves. 

McFarland stated, "He is going to live the rest of his retired life spoiled. Really spoiled." 

Ikar will be now staying with McFarland's two other dogs in Idaho. 

Ikar will be now staying with McFarland’s two other dogs in
Idaho. 

Thanks to Mission K9 Rescue and the US war dog association for this beautiful reunion. 

Watch the heartwarming video of the US soldier reuniting with his military dog. 

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