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|Tango01||05 Apr 2016 9:33 p.m. PST|
"A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US marine corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.
Her efforts were awarded with the PDSA Dickin medal, the highest award for animals serving in military conflict. Lucca is the 67th animal to be honoured in this way and the first US marine corps dog to receive the medal…"
Full article here
|OldGrenadier at work||06 Apr 2016 4:35 a.m. PST|
Fantastic! Well-deserved, both the medal and the retirement.
|Andrew Preziosi ||06 Apr 2016 5:21 a.m. PST|
Very Well Deserved! Saw this on ABC World News last night!
|Tango01||06 Apr 2016 10:56 a.m. PST|
Glad you enjoyed the news boys!.
Noble frieds our dogs…
|StarfuryXL5||06 Apr 2016 8:01 p.m. PST|
I'm sure the dog appreciates it.
|Bismarck||07 Apr 2016 10:17 a.m. PST|
So, so, so, soooo glad that he didn't get put down as so many of his predecessors were during Vietnam. Saw this on the news, but it never said that the medal was a British award. Hats off to you cousins across the pond!
and a big Semper Fi and happy retirement wish for Lucca.
I am sure the Gunny will make sure his retirement years will be good ones.
|Tango01||07 Apr 2016 10:52 a.m. PST|
No mention my friend.