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Heroic Army working dog awarded posthumous medal | Army Times

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A U.S. 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 Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily.

According to the U.S. 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 by veterinary charity PDSA in a ceremony at the Churchill War Rooms in London. The award is named for Maria Dicken, founder of the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals.

Source: Heroic Army working dog awarded posthumous medal | Army Times

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