Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Retired Military Working Dogs received Medal of Courage

These four military dogs just received the nation’s highest honor
Military Times
By: Charlsy Panzino
9 minutes ago

Four veterans were honored with Medal of Courage awards on Capitol Hill on May 22.
Army veteran Dennis Dow with Jag, from left, Marine veteran Kevin Zuniga with Taker, Air Force veteran Micah Jones with Summer and Taba, who was adopted by a former K-9 police dog handler and his family. (American Humane)


They didn’t give any speeches, but not just because they were humble — the four vets are retired military working dogs.

The American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage is the highest honor for military dogs that displayed extraordinary valor and service to their country.

“These remarkable dogs have given us their best,” veterans advocate Lois Pope said at the ceremony. “They have put their own lives on the line to protect us, to defend us, and to save us.”
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