In time for Christmas, a German Shepherd dog that served in Iraq and stayed with his dying partner is getting a chance at a longer life.
Lex, wounded, stayed with Cpl. Dustin Jerome Lee after they were hit from a rocket-propelled grenade March 21, 2007. Later Lex was allowed to live with Lee’s family in Mississippi.
Now Lex, 11, has received a stem-cell operation to ease his arthritis. Lex is on the mend and his prognosis is good.
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