US Marine Corp dog Lucca with her owner Gunnery Sergeant Chris Willingham at the Wellington Barracks in London after receiving the Dickin Medal

US Marine Corp dog Lucca with her owner Gunnery Sergeant Chris Willingham at the Wellington Barracks in London after receiving the Dickin Medal

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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.

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.

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And yet the bastard government decided the 4 legged ones are equipment when they retire. This is an incredibly profound shot. The bravery of the men and their dogs in service to our country.

And yet the bastard government decided the 4 legged ones are equipment when they retire. This is an incredibly profound shot. The bravery of the men and their dogs in service to our country.

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The family dog was let loose during a fire and it went back to save the kitten still inside. ---- Not all heroes wear capes

The family dog was let loose during a fire and it went back to save the kitten still inside. ---- Not all heroes wear capes

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Buster, a nine-year-old English springer spaniel, earned a row of campaign medals for his service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan as a RAF explosives sniffer dog.

Buster, a nine-year-old English springer spaniel, earned a row of campaign medals for his service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan as a RAF explosives sniffer dog.

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Having military trained K-9 is an invaluable asset not only on the field, but as a companion.

Having military trained K-9 is an invaluable asset not only on the field, but as a companion.

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Well, the courts said I can assume that what he does to my K-9 he WILL do to me. The fact is, this will not happen. I do FULLY and with all my heart support the spirit with which this was posted. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Well, the courts said I can assume that what he does to my K-9 he WILL do to me. The fact is, this will not happen. I do FULLY and with all my heart support the spirit with which this was posted. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

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Army search dog Treo has been honoured with a PDSA Dickin Medal for saving lives in Afghanistan.

Army search dog Treo has been honoured with a PDSA Dickin Medal for saving lives in Afghanistan.

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Hero bomb sniffer dog who was blown up in Afghanistan and lost a leg gets animal Victoria Cross - Mirror Online

Hero bomb sniffer dog who was blown up in Afghanistan and lost a leg gets animal Victoria Cross - Mirror Online

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Roselle was Michael Hingson's guide dog. She guided him 78 floors out of one of the towers on 9/11.

Roselle was Michael Hingson's guide dog. She guided him 78 floors out of one of the towers on 9/11.

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