taken from my second blog of Updates and Contacts. November 8, 2007
My intent is to not disrespect our military (or Albany) but to only bring to the attention of the Marine Corps and our government that this is what the Lee family deserves. I am a former Marine myself and I am asking the Marine Corps to step forward and do the right thing - retire Lex and allow Cpl Lee's family to adopt him.
and to also add to that since this blog, that there is world-wide support of retiring Lex and allowing him to be adopted by his handler's family
I would like to take the time to thank everyone who has signed this petition in support of the Lee family.
The comments that you leave are at times heartbreaking and touching and the support is overwhelming.
Right now the signature count is over 2,100 and has barely been posted a week. I never knew that we would get this much love and support.
From all over the 50 United States to the Middle East & Europe, to Africa to the Pacific Islands and everywhere in between. We thank you form the bottom of our hearts.
We would also like to thank our service men and women who are serving in our armed forces on the front lines and in the garrison. We pray for your safety and thank you for your service everyday. You put yourself in harms way everyday and we thank you all for fighting for and protecting our freedoms. God Bless everyone of you. You are all heros.
The Rich and Lee families