Megan Leavey

Megan Leavey and Rex (credit: Facebook)

Beloved Bomb-Sniffing Dog Who Retired To Live With Marine Handler Dies

“I am so grateful for the last 8 months I got to spend with my partner & my best friend,” wrote Meagan Leavey, who was wounded with Sgt. Rex in Iraq.

12/27/2012

Former Marine Cpl. and Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex participate in a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the game between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners on May 13, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Through two tours of duty in Iraq, Sgt. Rex was by Leavey's side. The pair worked more than 100 missions searching for roadside bombs, were injured in the line of duty and went through physical therapy together. After five years of waiting for Rex's service to end and filling out paperwork, Leavey finally won approval to bring the 11-year-old German Shepherd home.(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Honor Purple Heart Marine And Bomb-Sniffing Dog

The Yankees honored Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and combat dog Sgt. Rex at Yankee Stadium before Sunday’s game.

WFAN–05/13/2012

Megan Leavey (left) with Sgt. Rex and Sen. Chuck Schumer (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Retired Rockland County Corporal, Sgt. Rex Finally Reunite After Four Years

Every dog has his day, and on Sunday it certainly was about Sgt. Rex, the bomb-sniffing military dog. He and his handler, retired marine corporal Megan Leavey, finally reunited.

04/15/2012