I just wanted to honour a fellow 🐶 who was awarded a top award in the UK 🇬🇧 this week for his incredible bravery. Please read the article in full if you have a few minutes; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/17/army-dog-wins-animal-victoria-cross-for-taliban-counterattack?CMP=share_btn_link -------------------------------
Here's a summary of the Guardian article by @kevinjrawlinson
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"Mali, a Belgian Malinois, received the Dickin medal for saving the lives of Special Boat Service troops during the 2012 operation.
During his deployment with the Special Boat Service, Mali was credited with giving British forces the upper hand in a near eight-hour operation to dislodge a heavily armed Taliban force from a multi-storey building.
He was wounded by three grenade blasts, but still managed to indicate the s of enemy fighters. That gave the British forces time to react in close-quarters combat.
The dog was sent through direct fire twice and was hoisted up the outside of the building several times to provide the assault force with a foothold. The first two explosions that wounded Mali caused injuries to his chest, front and rear legs.
Another detonated close to his face, causing the loss of his front tooth and damage to his ear. But Mali continued to push forward and remained close to his handler."
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