When a mortar attack recently killed 20-year-old Marine Cpl. Dustin Jerome Lee in Fallujah and injured his bomb sniffing dog, partner, and best friend Lex, the strong bond between soldiers compelled the slain Marine’s family to adopt the 8-year-old German Shepherd even though he was still required to serve for two more years.   But with a little help from an Internet petition and a North Carolina congressman, the Marine Corps finally announced Lex could go home to Lee’s family. 

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