A Small Victory
The New York Daily News reports that Sgt. Rex is going to be discharged and join his handler, Meagan Leavy:
A COMBAT DOG will finally be reunited in retirement with its ex-Marine handler.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that the Air Force has agreed to release the dog, Sgt. Rex, into the care of former Cpl. Megan Leavey, of Rockland County.
Leavey was injured with Rex in 2006 while trying to disarm an explosive in Iraq. They convalesced together.
Schumer had intervened when Leavey, a Purple Heart recipient, was first turned down in her effort to adopt Rex in 2007. Rex was returned to service.
You'll recall our essay on March 9 demanding that the two be reunited.
We're gratified that Senator Schumer intervened and that Sgt. Rex and Meagan Leavy are getting what they deserve.