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  A Happy Ending for Two Soldiers
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.

You are his life, his love, his leader.

He will be yours, faithful and true , to the last beat of his heart.

You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."


- Author Unknown –




They trained together for three years

In Pakistan they lived together in a tent

The bond that formed between them grew

They were together everywhere they went


In June they were once again deployed

They arrived side by side in our war in Iraq

They worked as a team hunting for explosives

Both night and day covering each other’s back


Then one very terrible and tragic afternoon

A roadside bomb exploded under their Humvee

This heroic female soldier was critically injured

Passing out in pain “Where’s Rex?” was her plea


The medics said her loyal comrade had died

For weeks after this soldier was truly forlorn

But Rex the Dog had also managed to survive

And one day soon their friendship was re-born


But our military has always had very severe rules

They kept telling her that Rex was military property

They kept telling her that her best friend in the world

Must serve another five-ten years before he could be free


And it literally took an Act of Congress

For Sgt. Dana and her dog to remain best friends

Proving that not all government regulations are sound

Proving that compassion for our neighbors must not end


It took 30,000 concerned public signatures

And numerous letters to our representatives

Before our government bowed to public pressure

Before government leaders decided they should ‘give’


Not all government regulations are sound

And we truly have the right to question them

I sincerely thank everyone who signed their petition

And I sincerely hope that our compassion never ends



Thanks to the overwhelming outpouring of public support, the legal obstacles were finally cleared, allowing U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana to adopt Rex, her military working dog partner – and her best friend.


And on January 13, 2006, at a special adoption ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Sgt. Dana’s squadron commander, Maj. Paul Cairney, officially handed over Rex’s leash to Sgt. Dana – releasing him from any further military service.




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Reviewed by Tina Clark 2/2/2006
wonderful outcome for both! I'm sure he is happy to be back with her. Its a shame that it took so much to set him free! I know we need them in service but sometimes severe rules must be overcome for the greater good! Nice poem and story Ed, well done!

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/2/2006
Thank you for sharing this fabulous story Ed.
peace and blessings to you...
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/2/2006
Oh Ed, thank you for sharing with inspiring war story-- you are a steady hero, my friend.
Peace and Blessings to you and yours,
Reviewed by jude forese 2/1/2006
grand story ... glad it turned out so well ...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/1/2006
Great Ending ED
I read Your first piece on this great story
it's ashame it took an act of congress

Reviewed by Only A Poet 2/1/2006
i was so happy to see this on the news, wonderful for both of them.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/1/2006
This is great news Eddie!!

thanks for sharing this wonderful piece!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 2/1/2006
What a beautiful story Ed - This one tops them all - They should both receive a medal and also the young soldier who must had been her companion or working buddy. The Litle Flower
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/1/2006
Wow! Thanks for the info Ed, I didn't know of it!I signed it and glad I did! This is another example of how we can make a difference if we just do it! Thanks for being our pet concience little eddie;-)
We can all feel good about this one!

tiger lily
Reviewed by Sue Hess 2/1/2006
there are happy endings after all
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/1/2006
Good news over there. Here we just had our 100th soldier killed..
War brings out the best and the worst. Nice to read something uplifting.
Hmm wonder if our destert rats are allowed to keep their rats?
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/1/2006
Wonder if he gets VET benefits...if so he can buy a doghouse and have many litters of pups...Ed (ah, the life of a retired bomb sniffer, such bliss)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/1/2006

Wonderful to read this uplifting news on the military front today, Eddie! God bless our military might, BOTH four legged and human! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/1/2006
I agree with Sherry below, she always seems to have the best and most accurate appraisal and answer !
I'm so glad this devoted pair were reunited by the Grace of God Ed !
Thank you for originally bringing this pressing case to the fore, and highlighting this impasse, and giving us all the opportunity to be of service in this case !
The picture tells the story !
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/1/2006

Beautiful. This was the right thing to do. :) Well done, and thanks for the good news this morning (hey, I just got up).

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/1/2006
This one touches me deeply, as I know how our pets can be attached to us. Very often, rules and regulations are set wrong and it should change for the better. This one is of an example.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/1/2006
This is a great story, Ed and I am glad that it turned out as it did. I know that it is a one-time exception and that it is important that these expensive-to-train animals remain in service, assisting other soldiers to prevent loss of lives but these were special circumstances and I am glad that the people were able to help cut through the red-tape to bring these two soldiers back together.
Take care,
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/1/2006
This is wonderful, there is nothing like a happy end, most if life itself wrote the story.
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 2/1/2006
"And I sincerely hope that our compassion never ends" Hope the same Ed. Heart-rendering poem.

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