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'Rex is my partner, I love him': The marine blown up with her dog in Afghanistan now fighting to stop the Corps putting him down
Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 12:33.
(sign petition)A woman who served in Iraq for more than three years is now fighting to adopt the German Shepherd who she survived a roadside bomb with.As a dog handler for the military, Megan Leavey, 28, completed over 100 missions during two six-month tours in Iraq with the military service dog Rex. And since being discharged from the military in December 2007 Leavey has campaigned to adopt the bomb-sniffing canine so he can enjoy a civilian life with her in Rockport, New York.
'Rex is my partner; I love him,' Leavey told Msnbc.com 'We have been through so much together … I’ve spent day and night with this dog. It’s a very strong bond.'
Indeed Leavey and Rex, who she handled since her earliest days as a Marine at Camp Pendleton, California, survived the blast of a roadside bomb in Ramadi in 2006, which took them both out of service.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2113064/Rex-partner-I-love-Injured-Marines-battle-reunited-dog-served-Iraq.html#ixzz1ov9BJASa
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