Lex, a German shepherd whose trainer, 20-year-old Marine Corp. Dustin Lee, died in a mortar attack in Falluja in 2007. Lex, who had played with and slept alongside Corp. Lee throughout their service, was also injured in the attack; the dog at first refused to leave his side and had to be pulled away. Lee’s family lobbied extensively for the Marines to retire Lex before the customary age of 10, and Lex is now living with the Lees at their home in rural Mississippi.
Lex (E132) German Shepherd, Military Working Dog U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Laying next to the grave of his Master and loyal partner Corporal Dustin Jerome Lee, 20 year old U.S. Marine Corps canine handler from Mississippi. KIA Iraq..
Like their human counterparts, the dog SEALs are highly trained, highly skilled, highly motivated special ops experts, able to perform extraordinary military missions by Sea, Air and and Land thus the acronym SEAL).
Aww. Reminds me how the thought of going to college makes me sad because I don't want to leave my dog behind. She's so attached to me and she's my best friend. I'll have to find a way to keep her around me. She always help me when I'm sad or crying because she's so lovable and silly. Ugh. :(
This Brave, Stubby-Tailed Pit Bull Was America's First War Dog
"The most decorated war dog of WWI and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat...After being gassed himself, Stubby learned to warn his unit of poison gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in no man's land, and — since he could hear the whine of incoming artillery shells before humans could — became very adept at letting his unit know when to duck for cover. He was solely responsible for capturing a German spy in the Argonne."