Marine And Combat Dog To Be Reunited This Week

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York senator says two heroes are being reunited Friday in California. They’re an ex-Marine and the combat dog with whom she was injured in Iraq.

Former Cpl. Megan Leavey has been trying for five years to adopt Rex. The brown and black German shepherd is retiring at age 10.

Bureaucracy stood in the way until Sen. Charles Schumer intervened. He started a national online petition.

The Air Force, which handles dog training, agreed last month to release Rex to Leavey. She lives in Valley Cottage, N.Y.

Rex has been staying at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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  1. Vaggelis Doxas says:

    Just woke up so have two hours before I have to leave for the DogTrainingclass then later I have to go to work at 4.pm

  2. JiM jOAN says:

    HOW ABOUT FEW THOUSENDS PEOPLE LIVE ON THE STREETS, MR. SENATOR WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THEM?

  3. Skipper says:

    Much better than putting the dog to sleep which would have been it’s fate. . This dog deserves to live out it’s live with someone who cares about it as it was injured along with Cpl Leavey at that time. Thanks senator Schumer for all your help

  4. katheen says:

    Can’t wait to see this reunion!

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