Skip to comments.Slain Marine's service dog dies.. Sad Story..
Posted on 04/20/2012 8:26:49 PM PDT by cakid1
Lex a bomb-sniffing military dog " that made national headlines when he was adopted by a fallen Marine's family has died of cancer."
Back in 2007
" .. a rocket explosion in Iraq killed Cpl. Dustin Lee and injured his canine partner, Lex. The German shepherd, struck with shrapnel and whimpering from his own injuries, stayed by Lee's side on the battlefield. Medics had to pull Lex away" from the body of Lee.
According to AP..
" Lee and Lex had worked closely together, scouring roads for explosives and sleeping together at night. When Lee died, his family spent months lobbying for permission to adopt the dog."
" A Marines spokesman said Lex died March 25th. He had been undergoing treatment at the Mississippi State University veterinary school."
"In the final years of his life, Lex lived in Quitman, a small town in east Mississippi. "
" There, he provided a different kind of service: comfort."
Thanks in advance..
Thanks wastedyears !!
Outstanding Pictures A.A. Cunningham!
Thank you !
What touching photos.
Wake me up in the middle of the night just to make me cry!
God bless them. Amen.
I’m with you, they have crossed over Rainbow Bridge.
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are young again. They play all day with each other. There is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So, on each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! The nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! And this one suddenly runs from the group! You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and you look into the eyes of your trusting pet. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.
Re: God bless them. Amen!
I second the AMEN. I am convinced they are on patrol in the hereafter, OIF vet
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I do find it curious that the gravestone lith looks like a Belgian Malinois, not a GS.
My screen is blurry.
It wasn’t blurry before I came to this thread.
This is clearly YOUR fault.
The Rainbow Bridge is sometimes very busy with glad reunions.
It is difficult to adopt a K9 military animal because, like rifles, they are considered “equipment.” However, I would do all I could to adopt the animal that was so loyal to my family member. What a hero! BOTH heroes! XOXOXO
I love goggies!
Love is love.... thank you cakid1
Now you’ve got me all weepy.
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