US Marine dog Lucca receives PDSA Dickin Medal

Military dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded highest war medal for animals

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.

  • Waffle

    I just hate it when people refer to these incredible beasts as “pets”. Unfortunately, we have not yet developed a vocabulary to properly describe these friends.

    • Kell

      Amen! I get tired of trying to explain to mo-tards why I have a PTSD service dog!
      Listen numbnuts (NOT you, Waffle), “he’s to keep me from ripping your head off and shitting down your fucking neck”…and he works!!!!
      LOVE my dog! He’s a combination of “medical necessity” and unconditional love wrapped in a bull mastiff/ pit bull mix’s fur! all 116lbs of him!

  • Maggat

    Wonderful animals. I’m positive that my little ten lb. Shiatsu mini Poodle cross.would do the same for the wife and I, and love the scrap.

    • Ron MacDonald

      Here are my male and female miniature schnauzers.

    • Clink9

      I’m sure mine would do a number on their ankles.

      Lemme at ’em!

      • Kell

        certainly looks all vicious and shit! LOL

  • Once again, dogs prove to be the better people.

  • ontario john

    This dog is islamophobic and must be put down.

  • Alain

    A wonderful canine hero much more worthy than our “leaders” and their fellow travellers.

  • Ron MacDonald

    He should also be eating prime rib for the rest of his life.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    And to top it off, someday she’ll go to heaven as all dogs do. And there’ll be no muzzies there.

  • David Smith

    Mark Twain

    “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

  • simus1

    Great canine hero!
    He deserves more extensive rewards for his valour.

    Something like a half hour visit with PM David Merkel every week or two when he could chase, catch, and then severely bite him in the ass