8 Military Working Dogs Worthy Of Your Salute

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1. Conan

Conan, a Belgian Malinois, gained fame for his role in the raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019. He sustained injuries during the operation but made a full recovery and was honored for his service.

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2. Kuno

Kuno, a Belgian Malinois, became the first British military working dog to be awarded the Dickin Medal for his actions during a raid on a compound in Afghanistan. Despite being injured in action, Kuno subdued an armed insurgent, saving the lives of his team members.

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3. Rex

Rex, a German Shepherd, served as a military working dog with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He is credited with saving the lives of his handler and other Marines during an ambush by alerting them to approaching enemy forces.

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4. Lex

Lex, a German Shepherd, served as a bomb-sniffing dog with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq. In 2007, he lost his left eye and suffered shrapnel wounds during a mortar attack but continued to work alongside his handler, demonstrating resilience and dedication.

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5. Lucca

Lucca, a Belgian Malinois, served as a bomb-sniffing dog with the U.S. Marine Corps. During her six years of service, she completed over 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, detecting numerous explosives and saving countless lives.

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6. Chips

Chips, a mixed-breed dog, served as a sentry dog with the U.S. Army during World War II. He is credited with multiple acts of bravery, including capturing enemy soldiers and alerting his handler to an impending ambush.

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7. Sergeant Stubby

While not a traditional military working dog, Sergeant Stubby was a Boston Terrier mix who served as a mascot for the U.S. Army's 102nd Infantry Regiment during World War I. He participated in combat, survived mustard gas attacks, and even captured a German spy.

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8. Cairo

Yet another heroic MWD named Cairo, this Belgian Malinois served with British forces in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Dickin Medal, the highest honor for animal bravery in the United Kingdom, for his actions in detecting explosives and saving lives.

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