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Lex was a military working dog in the United States Marine Corps for almost six years. After his handler, Cpl. Dustin Lee, was killed in action in Iraq, Lex was adopted by Lee’s family. The kennels at MCLB-Albany were named for Lee in 2010. Lex died earlier this week after battling cancer.

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Retired Marine K-9 Lex dies

Lex, a working dog that served in the Marine Corps, received national attention when he was adopted by the family of his fallen handler.

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