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Soldier returns from war, finds his dog was given away Published: July 27, 2013

LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was devastated when he returned home from deployment to find his dog was missing -- and possibly sold on Craigslist.

Brandon Harker returned last week after an 8-month deployment to Afghanistan. He was excited to see Oakley, his 2-year-old purebred yellow Labrador retriever.

Harker had asked a friend to take care of Oakley while he was deployed. When he contacted the friend to pick him up, he was told the dog had been given away.

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