National guardsman reunited with dog days after tornado destroys town

Spc. Jacob Montgomery was reunited his puppy Dexter after a tornado in Washington, Illinois. Dexter was missing nine days.

Story highlights

  • A series of tornadoes hit Midwest on November 17
  • His town of Washington, Illinois, was badly hit
  • There were 76 reported tornadoes
You don't find too many happy stories in the aftermath of a tornado, but Spc. Jacob Montgomery is telling one.
He was one of many Midwesterners holding on for dear life this month as a spate of deadly tornadoes rumbled through.
Hundreds of families had their lives altered when 76 reported tornadoes hit. At least eight people lost their lives.
Montgomery's apartment in Washington, Illinois, was turned to rubble on November 17. And to make matters worse, he could not find his pitbull puppy, Dexter.