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A true Springer hero

Theo, an English Springer serving in Afghanistan, died with his handler last year: http://www.itv.com/news/2012-09-06/explosives-sniffer-dog-to-be-given-the-victoria-cross-for-animals/ Rest in peace, Theo, and Lance Corporal Liam Tasker.

Thanks to the Facebook Military Working Dogs page for the link.

The article states that Theo is to be awarded the Dickin Medal, which is given by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, a British charity. Interestingly enough, the first Dickin Medal recipients were three pigeons.  Image courtesy of Andrew 69, posted to the Wikimedia Commons.
Dickin Medal

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