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October 20, 2008

Ratchet Comes Home

Associated Press Writer

   CHANTILLY, Va. AP) … A friendly mutt from Iraq has arrived at
Dulles International Airport after a lengthy effort to reunite
the pooch with the U.S. soldier who adopted him.

   Ratchet arrived from Amsterdam on Monday a day after leaving
Baghdad. The black dog wearing a red, white and blue bandanna
jumped out of his crate, looked around and quickly flopped down
on the floor in baggage claim. He'll spend two nights in a kennel
before flying to Minneapolis.

   Army Spc. Gwen Beberg says she couldn't have made it through
her 13-month deployment without the dog she and another soldier

   An animal rescue group brought Ratchet to the U.S. after the
military said it could not be responsible for the dog's

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