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U.S. soldier Kevin Brady reunites with Bailey in (Credit: James Carbone)

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady reunites with Bailey in front of Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Port Jefferson Station as Dori Scofield, founder and president of Save-A-Pet, hugs him. Bailey was Brady's companion while in Afghanistan. (July 4, 2013)

Soldier reunited with dog on Long Island

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady traveled from Fort Bragg Army base to Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson for an emotional reunion with Bailey, a stray dog who became his battle buddy while he was stationed in Afghanistan. Guardians of Rescue raised more than $5,000 to arrange Bailey's return to the United States through its "Paws of War -- No Buddy Left Behind" program.

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady with Bailey in Afghanistan.
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U.S. soldier Kevin Brady with Bailey in Afghanistan. Bailey was Brady's companion while in he was overseas.

Bailey, as he was in Afghanistan when he
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Bailey, as he was in Afghanistan when he became U.S. soldier Kevin Brady's companion.

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady traveled from Fort Bragg
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(Credit: James Carbone)

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady traveled from Fort Bragg Army base to Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson for an emotional reunion with Bailey, a stray dog who became his battle buddy while he was stationed in Afghanistan. Guardians of Rescue raised more than $5,000 to arrange Bailey's return to the United States through its "Paws of War -- No Buddy Left Behind" program. (July 4, 2013)

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U.S. soldier Kevin Brady reunites with Bailey in
(Credit: James Carbone)

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady reunites with Bailey in front of Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Port Jefferson Station as Dori Scofield, founder and president of Save-A-Pet, hugs him. Bailey was Brady's companion while in Afghanistan. (July 4, 2013)

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady traveled from Fort Bragg
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(Credit: James Carbone)

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady traveled from Fort Bragg Army base to Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson for an emotional reunion with Bailey, a stray dog who became his battle buddy while he was stationed in Afghanistan. Guardians of Rescue raised over $5,000 to arrange Bailey's return to the United States through its "Paws of War -- No Buddy Left Behind" program. (July 4, 2013)

U.S. Kevin Brady, reunites with Bailey, in front
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U.S. Kevin Brady, reunites with Bailey, in front of Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center Thursday afternoon in Port Jefferson Station. Bailey was Brady's companion while in Afghanistan, and brought him back home with him Fourth of July. (July 4, 2013)

U.S. soldier Kevin Brady, reunites with Bailey, in
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U.S. soldier Kevin Brady, reunites with Bailey, in front of Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Port Jefferson Station. (July 4, 2013)

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