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Five military dogs receive Medal of Courage | Military Times
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Five military dogs receive Medal of Courage | Military Times

Marines awarded medals to five retired military dogs — four Labrador retrievers and a German shepherd — for serving “with distinction” in Afghanistan and Iraq.

At the Wednesday evening ceremony in the Rayburn House office building on Capitol Hill, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, retired Marine Corps Col. Scott Campbell and former Cpl. Jeff De Young announced the recipients of the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage as American Humane President Robin Ganzert placed the medals around the necks of Alphie, Capa, Coffee and Ranger.

Beaudreault commended the recipients for their courage, saying, each dog “has served their units, their handlers and their country with distinction.”

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