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Dog adopted by fallen Marine's family

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MYFOXNY.COM - Dino, a military dog, is finally now living with his new adoptive family, after his handler was killed in Afghanistan almost three years ago.

Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz’s family adopted the dog to cope with the loss of their son, who died Sept. 28, 2011.

After a long process, the family finally participated in a retirement and adoption ceremony at Camp Pendleton in California.

"He is a duplicate of Christopher,” said Sandra Diaz, Christopher’s mother. “I mean, it's just amazing,"

Military officials say Diaz was one of the most experienced dog handlers in the military.  He was buried with full military honors at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in Texas.

Dino is a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois.
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