The Center for Nursing Research [CNR] at Kean University has been awarded a grant from the TriService Nursing Research Program [TSNRP]. The TSNRP is the only program funding and supporting of precise scientific research in the field of military nursing.
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.