In 2005, they were deployed to Fallujah for seven months and then to Ramadi in 2006.
It was during the second deployment that they were both injured by a makeshift explosive device.
You should not date until you are at least 16 years old.
When you begin dating, go with one or more additional couples.
, was written by Marine Corporal Mike Dowling, one of Rex's previous handlers. In real life, Megan Leavey and Rex were badly injured in Iraq on September 4, 2006 while they were clearing an unoccupied area ahead of five Humvees.A date is a planned activity that allows a young man and a young woman to get to know each other better.In cultures where dating is acceptable, it can help you learn and practice social skills, develop friendships, have wholesome fun, and eventually find an eternal companion.Marrying in the temple and creating an eternal family are essential in God’s plan of happiness. Click here if you are a deacon, teacher, or priest to make Dating part of your plan.Young women, you can study this standard further as part of your Personal Progress.It was published in December 2011 and emphasizes the bond between a military service dog and its human partner. After safely clearing the road of four bombs, insurgents watched from a rooftop and detonated a fifth improvised explosive device (IED) as Leavey and Rex approached an intersection ( true story confirms that since the IED was buried too deep, the ground absorbed most of the blast and shrapnel that was meant to kill Leavey and Rex."Overall it was good, the bomb was buried too deep," says Leavey."So I was very lucky" (Megan Leavey nearly died when the IED went off, and her bomb-sniffing partner Rex was wounded in the shoulder.Megan experienced hearing loss from an exploded eardrum.She also suffered a traumatic brain injury and spent nearly a year recovering and rehabilitating with Rex, eventually leaving the military when her commitment was up at the end of 2007.At that time, she tried to adopt Rex, but like in the movie, the military refused the request.