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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.

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Pet that helped save more than 100 lives to be celebrated

Second World War rescue dog Rip, pictured here with his handler, is currently (Aug 2014) being celebrated as part of a project to remember little-known heroic figures throughout history. Rip, searched for people buried in the rubble after bombing raids during the London Blitz. He was originally found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an air raid warden, and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.

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Hero bomb sniffer dog who lost a leg in Afghanistan gets animal Victoria Cross

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

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from Blaze Press

Meaty the Dog Can't Stop Smiling After Being Rescued from a Shelter

Meaty the Dog Can't Stop Smiling After Being Rescued from a Shelter - BlazePress

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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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from Mail Online

Forgotten Heroes: A million horses were sent to fight in the Great War - only 62,000 came back

Forgotten Heroes: A million horses were sent to fight in the Great War - only 62,000 came back | Mail Online

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Gunner the dog - WTF fun facts

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Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

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Understanding: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein

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Video shows adorable police puppies trying out stab-resistant vests

New Zealand Police dogs Ike (back) and puppies Kuba and Loki try out new stab-resistant ve...

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