Three-legged U.S. Marine Corps dog honored for bravery #PDSADickinMedal

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Meet Lucca, a 12-year-old German Shepherd who served over 400 missions with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq and Afghanistan. She lost her legfrom an IED explosion during a patrol in Afghanistan’s Helmand provincein 2012.

Lucca was honored for her heroism today by thePeople’s Dispensary for Sick Animals in Britain with the Dickin Medal, “the highest award any animal in the world can achieve while serving in military conflict.”

Lucca is the 67th recipient of this prestigious award:

In Britain, it’s considered the equivalent of the Victoria Cross, but for animals:

And according to PDSA, Lucca is the first USMC dog to ever win:

Well earned, Lucca and thank you for your service!

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