Lucca, a 12-year-old German Shepherd,who served in the Marines for over six years, was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest award for animals serving in military conflict.

The bomb-sniffing pup lost her leg after discovering a home-made bomb in Afghanistan — and saving her troop. Badly burned, Lucca’s owner, Gunnery Sergeant Chris Willingham, stayed with her during her surgeries and has adopted the now retired hero.



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