Marine veteran battling cancer reunited with K9 partner

A marine veteran battling cancer is reunited with the K9 partner he served with during his tour of Afghanistan.

Posted: Jun. 28, 2018 2:15 PM

(WWBT) A Marine Corps veteran has reunited with his military dog after years of fighting overseas and stateside dealing with another battle - cancer.

Joe Fahrenbach served with military dog Fuli from December 2012 to January 2015, including a six-month deployment to Afghanistan 2014.

"Everything about him, his drive, his willingness to work... it just made going to work so much fun," Joe said.

Since their separation, things have changed. Fuli lost his eye from an infection, while Joe faced a fight of his own - not on the front line, but in the hospital, battling leukemia since July 2017.

"It's been kind of a 180 lifestyle change for me going from very active to very sedentary," Joe said.

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