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Thu, Dec 13 | By Matt Van Hoven | 485

GEORGIA (AP) – For the first time in Marine history, a service dog will be released from duty early and sent to live with the family of his deceased handler. Lex, the bomb sniffing German Shepherd, has two years of military service le… more ›

Bomb-sniffing Dog to Live with Slain Marine's Family
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Jodi S.
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Jodi S.
5 years ago

I remember hearing about this story when Lex finally got to go home to his handler's family, and I was thrilled that the military did the right thing in allowing Lex to retire as a companion and heal his deceased handler's family.

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Gloria B.
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Gloria B.
5 years ago

I think Lex will be a huge help to the family. Since he was the last link to their soldier-it will be very comforting to have him around. My deepest sympathy to this family for their loss, and best of luck to Lex-have a happy life, you've earned it.

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Joelle  T.
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Joelle T.
5 years ago

I think it's great that the dog can go home to his family!

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deb a.
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deb a.
5 years ago

This is neat the dog who has done a good job, can help the family get thru this time and have a good home

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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

glad this canine is with his family.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

It would make me feel as tho' I still had a part of my son with me by having his canine partner with me.

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

I hope Lex brings them some comfort for their loss.

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Jackie L.
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Jackie L.
5 years ago

Typically I think service dogs are killed once their duty is completed. I am thankful that the Lee family is able to rescue and keep this dog.

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

Maybe those marine's who "threw a puppy off a cliff" on youtube should read this story.

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Saskia M.
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Saskia M.
6 years ago

I can imagine that he will help the family heal. Kind of "dark" to think that the shards from the same mortar that killed the handler are still in his body. On the other hand it can also be seen as another link.

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Elizabeth R.
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Elizabeth R.
6 years ago

Dogs who perform services for humans should be rewarded, and this is a great thing the Marines did for the dog and for the humans who lost their son. A great bit of gratitude should be given to both the dog and the family for all they have done.

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

So glad the dog is coming home!!!

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SandyReedy
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SandyReedy
6 years ago

Good for the Marines. I was in the Navy, and I know how stubborn the Marines can be! Seriously, they did the right thing for the family and the dog. How is it the dog kept working with shrapnel in its body, anyway. I hope it has a good life, what is left of it.

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Kindra H.
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Kindra H.
6 years ago

This is a sad story for the family but I am glad that they are going to have that last link to their son. I did not realize how much dogs had become a part of the military.

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kristie n.
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kristie n.
6 years ago

sad-glad the dog came home

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Cwasson
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Cwasson
6 years ago

Sad but poignant story. Thankful that Lex will be in a loving home!

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

How tragic but so glad the pooch is coming home!!!!

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

Good story....glad the dog is coming home.

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Annemarie S.
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Annemarie S.
6 years ago

I'm glad for the family that they were able to get the dog home.

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

awesome story that is where he belongs

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Cheryl L.
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Cheryl L.
6 years ago

That is so wonderful! I know it will help the family heal just having the dog with them :o)

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Maoconn
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Maoconn
6 years ago

Once again, a very nice way to honor a soldier.

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MBBGILL
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MBBGILL
6 years ago

I think this is an excellent way to honor this soldier.

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

what a great story, i am glad this dog gets to live with the family

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Rjlupinskat
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Rjlupinskat
6 years ago

How wonderful... when my brother died, his K-9 partner was retired and given to the family. It is a great link to keep.

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

Great story. I am glad they released Lex from duty early and are letting him go home to live with the Lee's.

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Hymcheng
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Hymcheng
6 years ago

Great story. I hope the family can find some comfort in having the dog that once belonged to their deceased son.

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
6 years ago

the family can probably feel safer with the dog even though it is loosing it's sight it can still protect

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
6 years ago

its great that they gave the dog to lee's family it might help them cope with their lose and feel like they have gained a little bit of him back with the dog being around

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PNOCONN
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PNOCONN
6 years ago

What a great thing to do.

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Bushue
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Bushue
6 years ago

how wonderful that the family has a living tribute to their son!

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Seana B.
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Seana B.
6 years ago

I am glad to see that the family is being given at least some small solace for their loss. I only wish that no one had to suffer these kinds of heartbreaking tragedies. I would be very happy to see an end to war. Unfortunately, I am not sure how soon that will be coming, if ever. It is terribly depressing.

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Paige S.
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Paige S.
6 years ago

I'm glad the dog gets to go home. And my heart goes out to the family. I also like how it said lee adopted that other dog when it began going blind... thats a good guy for ya.

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

Glad to hear the military are placing that dog where he belongs!

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

Very heart warming that the military agreed to allow Lex to go home with his deceased handler's family.

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

What a touching story. Best of luck to the dog and his new family.

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

Hope Lex is a comfort to this family.

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Cam J.
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Cam J.
6 years ago

This is a sad story but with a happy ending. Im glad Lex will be united with his former owners family and he brings them years of joy.

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Smlhelps
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Smlhelps
6 years ago

What a sad story with a happy ending. I hope Lex lives a happy life and brings the Lees great joy.

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Christine W.
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Christine W.
6 years ago

Glad Lex has returned home. So sad about Dustin.

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Michelle M.
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Michelle M.
6 years ago

I'm glad that the dog is coming home though!

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Michelle M.
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Michelle M.
6 years ago

So sad.

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dawn  h.
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dawn h.
6 years ago

This will make healing and mourning a little easier on the family. And the dog will be part of the family. Good for the marines.

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LIZ R.
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LIZ R.
6 years ago

SUCH A NICE IDEA.

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GeneWeyer
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GeneWeyer
6 years ago

amazing dog and great story.

We have a friend who worked with the k-9 corps in WWII. amazing stories....

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Lexismommy
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Lexismommy
6 years ago

That's a feel good story. Now they will have a piece of Dustin with them.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

Lex will have a real family to care for him. Its too bad the Lee's son had to die to make this possible.

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Gene M.
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Gene M.
6 years ago

What a wonderful way to heal

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Fran S.
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Fran S.
6 years ago

How wonderful. I hear more and more about some lucky dogs getting out of war and becoming Americans. Myheart goes out to the Lee's.

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Rachel G.
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Rachel G.
6 years ago

I'm glad Lex gets to go home. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!

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