I saw this story on the news today and it's a sad story with a happy ending.
This is dedicated to the LEE family and may our prayers help guide LEX home.
This kind of story sickens my heart so much I was crying not in joy however,
in sadness for all those young men who died and will never see another Christmas
or their loved ones again.
Lee joined the Marines after graduating from high school in 2004. His father said his drive to become a dog handler came from Lee's mother, who worked with search-and-rescue dogs for their local emergency management agency when Lee was a boy.
After finishing his military police and dog handler training, the young Marine headed to Albany. Lee adopted his first canine partner, Doenja, from the military and sent him home to Mississippi last year when the 11-year-old dog began losing his sight and had to retire.
Lee formed an equally strong bond with his new partner, Lex.
When a mortar attack killed the 20-year-old Marine in Fallujah a few months later, Lex, whimpering from his own injuries, had to be pulled away, Lee's father was told.
I am sharing this story to show everyone who sees my blog that there are more reasons
to have this war ended and to bring our boys home and the dogs as well, 1700 of them.
For more information on this story which has a happy ending for Lex the dog, please
read this page..
The greatest gift for the Lee family is LEX coming home for Christmas
and to feel a part of their son home once more.