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, 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.

"Getting ready to exit aircraft - Newfoundland water rescue dog who will jump from the helicopter into the water" -- Newfoundlands are wonderful dogs.  Their fur is extra thick, to keep it waterproof and warm and to help them float better. Omg i want one of these too! I think i have an obsession with extremely huge dogs!

"Getting ready to exit aircraft - Newfoundland water rescue dog who will jump from the helicopter into the water" -- Newfoundlands are wonderful dogs. Their fur is extra thick, to keep it waterproof and warm and to help them float better. Omg i want one of these too! I think i have an obsession with extremely huge dogs!

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