Posted at: 05/20/2013 11:15 AM
By: Stephanie Moore, WHO TV
A Wisconsin Marine who fought in Afghanistan made the trip to Iowa to speak to state leaders Friday morning.
Sgt. Ross Gundlach had a very specific request; he wanted Iowa leaders to help him reunite with a friend he served with in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Gundlach was first asked to sit in on a special ceremony for Armed Services Day, at least that's what he was told.
But he quickly realized the ceremony was for him.
"In case you haven`t figured it out you`re not really here to make an appeal for your dog we`ve already made that for you," says Iowa State Fire Marshal Ray Reynolds.