A Wounded Soldier Just Wanted his Dog Back, and then this Happened

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ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KTVI)-

Army Specialist Brent Grommet worked as a bomb detector in Afghanistan. In June 2013, Grommet and his partner, a dog named Matty, were injured in a roadside blast.

Brent Grommet with Matty Courtesy: KTVI

Brent Grommet with Matty
Courtesy: KTVI

Both of their military careers were over. While recovering in the hospital, Grommet filed paperwork to adopt Matty, and he told KTVI it was approved.

But then, for reasons still unclear, the Army allowed another family to adopt Matty.

For the last year, Grommet has been trying to get the Army to reveal where Matty was. He hoped to make an emotional plea and try to get Matty back.

Brent Grommet with Matty Courtesy: KTVI

Brent Grommet with Matty
Courtesy: KTVI

Grommet told his story to local media, and then Fox News Channel did a live interview with Grommet's father about their efforts to find Matty.

Just 30 minutes after the interview aired, the Grommet got the news that Matty had been found, thanks to a congressman who watched the news report.

"This doesn't happen but once in a lifetime that something this great can come about," Grommet said.

Matty was reunited with Grommet over the weekend.