March 14, 2012
An Iraq war veteran from Rockland County is seeking to adopt her one-time military partner, Rex, a 10-year-old canine. In September 2006, they both survived a detonated explosion outside of Ramadi, Iraq.
Megan Leavey’s initial requests were denied because Rex was still active but recently, he was diagnosed with facial palsy, a nerve paralysis and can no longer function on the battlefield. Since her first attempts she has experienced a surge of support and on Tuesday, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., launched a nationwide online petition asking the Air Force to approve Leavey’s submission:
http://schumer.senate.gov/Contact/sgtrex.cfm
(via Schumer launches petition to reunite Valley Cottage veteran with dog | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com)

An Iraq war veteran from Rockland County is seeking to adopt her one-time military partner, Rex, a 10-year-old canine. In September 2006, they both survived a detonated explosion outside of Ramadi, Iraq.

Megan Leavey’s initial requests were denied because Rex was still active but recently, he was diagnosed with facial palsy, a nerve paralysis and can no longer function on the battlefield. Since her first attempts she has experienced a surge of support and on Tuesday, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., launched a nationwide online petition asking the Air Force to approve Leavey’s submission:

http://schumer.senate.gov/Contact/sgtrex.cfm

(via Schumer launches petition to reunite Valley Cottage veteran with dog | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com)

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