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Retired Marine Finally Reunited With Her Old Service Dog ^ | April 8, 2012 | Maleleine Morgenstern

Posted on 04/09/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT by khelus

A retired Marine has finally been reunited with her old military service dog after a six-year bureaucratic battle to adopt him.

Cpl. Megan Leavey, 28, served with her four-legged German shepherd partner Sgt. Rex through two tours in Iraq, completing hundreds of missions searching for roadside bombs until an insurgent explosion took them both out of service in 2006. . .

Rex was diagnosed with a kind of nerve paralysis earlier this year, permanently taking him out of service and prompting Leavey to take up a new adoption campaign. It became a race against the clock to get final approval before Rex was put down . . .

She was given final approval to adopt Rex . . ., and reunited with him when he was discharged at a ceremony at Camp Pendleton on Friday. . .

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KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; germanshepherd; marine; military; rex

At 11 years old, Leavey said Rex will be living a well-deserved life of luxury at her New York home.

“Whatever he wants. He wants to sleep all day. I have a nice fenced-in yard, so he’s got plenty of area to run around. I got plenty of toys,” she told KCEN-TV.

There is a video at the web page.
1 posted on 04/09/2012 11:30:47 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Joe 6-pack

For your doggy ping list. Sgt Rex is finally home.

2 posted on 04/09/2012 11:32:17 AM PDT by khelus
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

3 posted on 04/09/2012 11:33:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: khelus; Joe 6-pack

*doggie hugs*

4 posted on 04/09/2012 12:18:35 PM PDT by Monkey Face (A day without sunshine is like night.)
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To: khelus

We shouldn’t forget a shout out to Cpl. Megan Leavey.

After all the miserable, complaining, liberal sluts that have dominated the news during the past months, we shouldn’t forget that the female gender also produced some magnificent women!

If I was back in my 20s and single, I suspect there is a certain group of women I would pick out to date - exclusively!

5 posted on 04/09/2012 12:18:55 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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