MBTA bomb-sniffing dog Moxie, a black Labrador, was returned to Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan Bogue Wednesday during a ceremony at Transit Police headquarters. Photo: Sgt. James Mercure
Two best friends who served together in Afghanistan have been reunited after their duty to protect others separated them for a year-and-a-half.
MBTA bomb-sniffing dog Moxie, a black Labrador, was returned to Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan Bogue Wednesday during a ceremony at Transit Police headquarters.
While serving in Afghanistan in 2012, the duo protected their platoon by sniffing out improvised explosive devices. Moxie later went to work for Transit Police 18 months ago, alongside officer Charles Leonard, while Bogue continued his service overseas.
Bogue and Moxie will head to North Carolina. Photo: MBTA
"The thing that makes him special is the time that we spent together and the comfort that he was being there right beside us," Bogue said of Moxie.
Leonard bid farewell to Moxie Wednesday before saluting the buddies, who will head to Bogue's hometown of Jacksonville, N.C.
Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan said transit officials wanted to reunite Bogue and Moxie because they saw it as “an incredible opportunity to show our gratitude to a veteran who proudly served his country.”