Clarkstown To Name Dog Park After Valley Cottage Marine, her K-9 Sgt. Rex and Clarkstown Police K-9s

Clarkstown’s new dog park is being dedicated today. Supervisor George Hoehmann says the park is being named in honor of Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey, her K-9 Sgt. Rex and Clarkstown Police K-9s…

Audio: George Hoehmann

Marine Cpl. Leavey, who grew up in Valley Cottage, and her K-9 Rex served two tours in Iraq and in 2006 they were both wounded by an improvised explosive device. Leavey was awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for heroism in combat. The dog park is located in Congers Lake Memorial Park on Gilchrest Road in Congers. A ceremony will be held there at 11 this morning.

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