Megan Leavey is a United States Marine Corps corporal who served as a Military Police K9 handler. She was paired with military working dog Rex (E168). The pair served two deployments in Iraq together. They were first deployed to Fallujah in 2005, and then to Ramadi in 2006, where they were both wounded by an improvised explosive device. Leavey was awarded the Purple Heart and the Achievement Medal#U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps with a "V" device denoting heroism in combat.