Official Marine Corps Press Release for the Retirement and Adoption of MWD Lex click to comment

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Lex's retirement and adoption ceremony went great. The weather turned out to be perfect for the ceremony and all the media. I sincerely thank everyone that made this ceremony possible. You could see in Lex's eyes that he knew who this family was. He knew that he was being reunited with his slain handler's family. This family loves this dog with all their heart and will take care of him; giving him a warm home, a soft bed, food, and most important, all the love that they have in their hearts. This event has really brought some joy and comfort to their lives. Lex willnot replace but only help to heal the wounds, the grief, and the heartache of the loss of their son and brother.

Words can not express the feeling that I had as I witness this event take place. I am only happy to be able to be a part of it.
There where many people that helped to make it happen and there where some rough patches along the way, but all the matters right now is that this dog is with this family.

Although more is still happening in Albany as I update this bog (Saturday, Dec 22, 2007). We where unable to stay the entire weekend. The Patriot Guard riders will be escorting the family back to Quitman MS today. Thank you guys for taking care of the family!
Photos where taken by Lisa lang at Lex's adoption ceremony


Stacy said...

I want to thank you and the Lee family for letting us (the PGR) be a part of Lex's homecoming yesterday and today. It was an honor to be a part of welcoming Lex home.

I told your brother that I would send him a disc with all the pictures that I took today. Your Mom says that you and your family are headed home tomorrow. Please have a safe trip home, and Merry Christmas.

Thanks again.

djjoshuacarl said...

I also have some great photos of Lex.
I was one of the Medics on when they brought him to the hospital in AL Asad,Iraq.

I really couldnt find any contact info on all the blogs though.

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