NEWS: One of Army's Most Heroic Dogs Is Finally Honored

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One of Army's Most Heroic Dogs Is Finally Honored

Post by Puca! » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:59 pm

A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the * Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the US soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount. The medal was awarded in a ceremony at the Churchill War Rooms in London and accepted by 76-year-old John Wren of Southold, New York, whose father donated Chips to the war effort in 1942, reports the AP. Chips suffered scalp wounds and powder burns in the battle but survived the war, returning to his owners in Pleasantville, New York.

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