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SarasotaRepub
01-06-2012, 10:03 PM
By CNN National Security Producer Jennifer Rizzo

When an insurgent rocket attack badly injured Cpl. Dustin Lee while he was on patrol in Iraq, his shrapnel-impaled partner, Lex, picked himself up to lie over Lee - an effort to protect him.

"He knew Dustin was injured," said Lee's mom, Rachel. Lex was his bomb-sniffing dog.

Lee didn't survive his injuries, but Lex did - and became a part of the Lee family when Rachel adopted him.

"When Dustin was killed, one of the first things I asked about was Lex, because of their camaraderie. They depended on each other"



These dogs deserve better (http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/06/when-a-dog-isnt-a-dog/). They aren't just "surplus" when they are retired. :mad:

SaintLouieWoman
01-08-2012, 12:31 AM
These dogs are heroes and should be treated as such.

Novaheart
01-08-2012, 03:30 AM
These dogs deserve better (http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/06/when-a-dog-isnt-a-dog/). They aren't just "surplus" when they are retired. :mad:

In reading the comments it would appear that some people have no idea how high vet bills can be.

I wonder if the people who object to the idea of using surplus resources would feel the same way if we were talking about Army horses.