Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey was laid to rest with military honors at Arlington Cemetery on January.
Marines Bring Home Donkey from Iraq
It took 37 days and a group of determined animal lovers, but a donkey from Iraq is now a U.S. resident. Smoke The Donkey, who became a friend and mascot to a group of U.S. Marines living in Iraq's Anbar Province nearly three years ago, arrived in New York this week aboard a cargo jet from Turkey. After being quarantined for two days, he was released Saturday and began a road trip to Omaha, Nebraska, where he is destined to become a therapy animal.