Corporal Matt Hatala spent four years serving in active duty in the Marine Corps. The soldier was paired with Sergeant Chaney, a detection dog for improvised explosive devices. The pair had a bond and the soldier even cried when the two separated.
After two long years of processing, the pair reunited as the veteran successfully adopted Chaney as his service dog. The two volunteer for Retrieving Freedom which they help other veterans. Although the dog is not properly trained to become a certified service dog, he still knows the importance of having a companion.