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. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

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. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

Not all heroes wear capes....or even stand on two legs.

Not all heroes wear capes

Not all heroes wear capes....or even stand on two legs.

Inspiring animals heroically rescuing animals and humans (VIDEO) » DogHeirs | Where Dogs Are Family « Keywords: animals, heroes, animals rescuing animals, compilation

Inspiring animals heroically rescuing animals and humans (VIDEO) » DogHeirs | Where Dogs Are Family « Keywords: animals, heroes, animals rescuing animals, compilation

A dog isn't just the product of her genetics.  Clearly, these dogs were raised by great people! Hearts of gold!

Hearts of gold…

A dog isn't just the product of her genetics. Clearly, these dogs were raised by great people! Hearts of gold!

US Marine Corp dog Lucca with her owner Gunnery Sergeant Chris Willingham at the Wellington Barracks in London after receiving the Dickin Medal

Marine Corp dog is awarded the highest honor for animals

US Marine Corp dog Lucca with her owner Gunnery Sergeant Chris Willingham at the Wellington Barracks in London after receiving the Dickin Medal

Dog loyalty is beyond comprehension. Poor baby. I'm sure he got what he needs to heal.

He is the good boy

Dog loyalty is beyond comprehension. Poor baby. I'm sure he got what he needs to heal.

Dog saves his owner's life not once, but TWICE. In just 4 years. Incredible story of this animal hero at the link.

Hero Dog Saves Woman From Choking On Toast

Dog saves his owner's life not once, but TWICE. In just 4 years. Incredible story of this animal hero at the link.

The Fascinating Science Behind Rescue Dogs And Other Animal Heroes

The Fascinating Science Behind Rescue Dogs And Other Animal Heroes

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5 Amazing Animal Heroes Through History

5 Amazing Animal Heroes Through History

Shih Tzu saves elderly woman from tsunami. The reason I put this story here is because this dog performed a service for love! Another reason to love shih tzus.

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