Sunday, April 10, 2016

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Dog Receives Highest Honors

Lucca, a retired U.S. Marine Corps dog, was honored with the The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) “Dickin Medal” during a ceremony in London. It is considered the highest honor that can be given to an animal for military service in the world. Lucca completed more than 400 explosive-sniffing missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and had no human casualties during any of her missions. However, she suffered the loss of one of her legs from a homemade bomb in Afghanistan in 2012. After her recovery,  she has retired and now Lucca resides with her handler at Camp Pendleton in California.