Fallen Soldiers Dog Gets An Early Retirement, Jones Honored

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

The Humane Society honored Congressman Walter Jones Tuesday for his role in allowing the family of a fallen Camp Lejeune Marine to adopt his canine partner Lex.

Corporal Dustin Jerome Lee, a U.S. Marine corps military working dog handler was killed in action on March 21, 2007, in Fallujah, Iraq.

The humane society says "With characteristic persistence and grace, Congressman Jones convinced our military to override its rules and grant 'Lex,' a German shepherd, an early retirement.

In so doing, the Humane Society says Congressman Jones provided much needed comfort to a fallen Marine's family and a loving home to a loyal and deserving dog."


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  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Feb 11, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    Well, at last we are finding out what Cong. Jones is good at in addition to being the most polite congressman in Washington. Too bad neither of those virtues result in anything good for the citizens he was hired to represent. (Did I say "hired"? Maybe it was more doing the job he inherited...)
  • by Delta Location: Greenville on Feb 10, 2009 at 10:29 PM
    I have met and spoke with congressman jones and I believe him to be a good man and a great congressman with a passion to do what is right for our state and country to preserve our values.
  • by vet Location: USA on Feb 10, 2009 at 09:13 PM
    I am so Touched, but there are a lot of people out of work..
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2009 at 08:32 PM
    Well, we all sleep so much safer tonite knowing this.
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