Megan Leavey is a US Marine corporal who served as a Military Police K9 handler who served two deployments in Iraq with Military Working Dog Rex, an explosive detection/attack dog. In 2006 in Ramadi, they were both injured in an IED explosion. Leavey was discharged with a Purple Heart but Rex returned to service after recovering. When it came time for Rex to step down from service, Leavey had to fight to adopt him.
Now the true story of Cpl. Leavey and Rex is coming to the big screen in Megan Leavey, starring Kate Mara as Leavey. Watch the trailer and check out some photos of the real Leavey and Rex below, then catch the film in theaters beginning June 9.