20 December 2007

The More I Know People, The More I like Dogs



Marine Cpl. Dustin Jerome Lee and his German shepherd, Lex, scoured Iraq for roadside bombs together, slept next to each other and even posed in Santa hats for a holiday photo.

When a mortar attack killed the 20-year-old Marine in Falluja a few months later, Lex, whimpering from his own injuries, had to be pulled away, Lee's father was told.

That strong bond compelled the slain Marine's family to [petition the Marines to] adopt 8-year-old Lex even though the military said he still had two years of service.

The family lobbied the military for months, launched an Internet petition and enlisted the aid of a North Carolina congressman who took their case straight to the Marine Corps' top general.


As Paul Harvey would say, The Rest Of The Story...

Semper Fi, Lex. Good Boy.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Ed Raven said...

It's bad enough they're sending kids to die, but they have to maim DOGS too?

Where's the ASPCA?

For shame!

20 December, 2007 20:14  
Anonymous Platinum said...

Amazing. *shakes head sadly*

You're entitled to your opinion. Even if it's moronic.

20 December, 2007 21:20  
Blogger MOMinuteMan said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Ed.

21 December, 2007 05:13  
Blogger NZ_Nitrogen said...

Wanna see my new blog Eddy? Click my name and follow me to the Valley of the Damned. :) You would fit in quite nicely.

21 December, 2007 10:20  

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