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New York National Guard Staff Sgt. Edwin Caba
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New York National Guard Staff Sgt. Edwin Caba holds one of eight dogs rescued from the battlefield in Afghanistan and flown to New York, where they are to be adopted by some of the soldiers in Port Jefferson Station. The soldiers found the dogs in Afghanistan. A New York organization raised funds to have the dogs sent to the United States, where they will be adopted by the soldiers. (Sept. 4, 2013)(Credit: AP )

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Afghanistan veterans reunited in Port Jefferson Station with 8 battlefield dogs

National Guard soldiers from New York who befriended a stray dog while on patrol in Afghanistan were reunited with the 65-pound mixed breed and her seven rambunctious puppies after the animals arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday.