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The dog with three legs moved around the world

  • Author:judy
  • Source:www.diecastingpartsupplier.com
  • Release on:2016-04-07

A US military dog who lost her leg while on dutyin Afghanistan has become the first to be awardedthe animal equivalent of a British Victoria Cross. German Shepherd Lucca, aged 12, completedover 400 separate missions during six years ofactive service with the U.S. military, where shewould sniff out explosives.  It is believed she protected the lives of thousands of allied troops during her career, withthere being no human casualties during any of her patrols.  Lucca, pictured recovering from her injuries after losing her leg with her then handlerCorporal Juan Rodriguez.It only took Lucca 10 days to recover from the blast and now lives with her former trainerSergeant Willingham in California.  Before serving in Afghanistan, Lucca completed two tours of duty in Iraq with SergeantWillingham.She made a number of finds including IEDs and bombs and was also directly responsible forapprehending four insurgents.Lucca is the 67th animal to be honoured with the Dickin medal, which is awarded to thosewho show exceptional service in military conflict.

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