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Lucca is a 12 year old German Shepard who served two tours with the U.S. Marine Corps. She completed 400 missions and protected the lives of thousands of brave soldiers during her six years of service.

During her final mission an I.E.D ( similar to a land mind ) blew up underneath her while she was patrolling an area. She lost her front leg in the explosion.

Now four years later, she has been given the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Victoria Cross. It is the highest honor animals can receive for their military service, and Lucca is the first U.S. Marine Corps dog to receive the medal.

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That’s a good ole girl!

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