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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 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…"
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OldGrenadier at work06 Apr 2016 4:35 a.m. PST

Fantastic! Well-deserved, both the medal and the retirement.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2016 5:21 a.m. PST

Very Well Deserved! Saw this on ABC World News last night!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2016 10:56 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed the news boys!.

Noble frieds our dogs…


StarfuryXL506 Apr 2016 8:01 p.m. PST

I'm sure the dog appreciates it.

Bismarck07 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.

thanks, Armand!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2016 10:52 a.m. PST

No mention my friend.


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