Iraq War Rescue Dog Named Hero Survives House Fire in His US Home

House of fallen Army Spc. Justin Rollins? family burns but adopted dog survives.
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and finally tonight, the dog named hero with a guardian angel on his shoulder. You'll remember the picture, there he was bathed in a kind of heavenly beam of light. He was saved from the war in iraq by an american soldier who did not make it home. Abc's ron claiborne shows us how hero's angel was watching over him once again. Reporter: Iraq, 2007, on what would be the last night of his life, army specialist justin rollins found a litter of puppies. The joy and warmth on the face of a battle-hardened soldier captured in this searing image. The next day, sergeant rollins was killed by a roadside bomb. When his family, back home in new hampshire, they just had to have that dog. One of the biggest decisions for wanting to get hero out of iraq was to honor him, by saying, this is the last life that he saved. Reporter: Somehow the military was able to locate hero and send it back to his family, two years ago, there was this moment when hero strolled into the yard and a shaft of sunlight shined down on her. The photo went viral. Then last night, a fire broke out inside the rollins home. They were away, but hero was inside. When firefighters found hero, he was barely alive. To think you've lost another thing that you love, they saved my dog, I'm okay. The rollins' home was seriously damaged in the fire. But their son's medals and photos, they were unscathed. And hero, who gave a soldier just a little peace in the mid of a war, is expected to fully recover. Baby girl, my baby girl. We thank you so much for

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