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Deceased Marine's dog found (w/video)

By BY JESSICA PRIEST - JPRIEST@VICAD.COM
July 8, 2014 at 2:08 a.m.
Updated July 9, 2014 at 2:09 a.m.

The family of a deceased Victoria Marine was reunited with  his  dog, June Galvan, an 80-pound German shepherd who went missing June 28.

A service dog that once called a decorated Marine his master has been found.

June, an 80-pound black and brown German shepherd, was found in the 1000 block of South Laurent Street on Saturday.

She once belonged to Joe Galvan Jr., a Victoria Marine who volunteered for five continuous tours overseas.

Galvan, 42, died earlier this year of sepsis.

June disappeared June 28 from the home of Galvan's brother, Allen Galvan, in the 1000 block of East Oak Street.

Galvan said Tuesday that a woman found June at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on East Rio Grande Street, and June hopped in her car.

The woman was then urged to contact Galvan after several people read about June in the Victoria Advocate.

Saturday, June was taken to a house belonging to Stephanie Miller, Galvan's sister. There, she was reunited with her family.

Galvan thinks he may donate her to another member of the military, as she helped his brother deal with his post traumatic stress disorder and accompanied him everywhere.

Already, she's tried to scale the fence in their front yard again.

"I love her, and of course, I'm glad she's home," Galvan said. "I just think she feels trapped."

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