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Marine’s family adopts dog that was with their son when he was killed

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LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, a bomb sniffing dog was retired and officially adopted by the family of his Marine handler.

Dino, 6, was adopted by the family of Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz, who was 27-years-old when he was killed in 2011.

Dino and Diaz formed a bond before they were ever deployed to a war zone.

While in Afghanistan, officials say they were a very effective and efficient team.

According to the LA Times, Dino was with Chris when he was killed but the dog escaped injury.

On Saturday, Diaz’s family adopted Dino to help give him a permanent home and help them heal from their loss.

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