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Retired Rockland County Corporal, Sgt. Rex Finally Reunite After Four Years

Megan Leavey (left) with Sgt. Rex and Sen. Chuck Schumer (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Megan Leavey (left) with Sgt. Rex and Sen. Chuck Schumer (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Every dog has his day, and on Sunday it certainly was about Sgt. Rex, the bomb-sniffing military dog.

He and his handler, retired marine corporal Megan Leavey, finally reunited. Both were injured tracking roadside bombs in Iraq back in 2006, and now they’re back together living at Leavey’s home in Rockland County.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported

Leavey and Rex spent two tours in Iraq.

“The bond that we had was really an incredible thing,” Leavey told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck. “I hadn’t seen him in four years before this. He’s just so happy to be home now at my house. He’s made friends with my other pets. Everything is flowing so smoothly. I couldn’t ask for any more, I just wanted to thank everyone.”

Rex had a few words of his own at this reuniting press conference, barking affectionately to those in attendance.

The reunion was held at Sen. Charles Schumer‘s office in midtown Manhattan.

“And as they say, every dog has his day, and today was Rex’s day,” Schumer said.

After months of bureaucratic red tape, this story has a very happy ending.

How amazing must Megan Leavey have felt when she first saw Rex again? Share your thoughts and comments below…