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Old 12-02-2014, 10:41 AM
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Default Meet one of America’s furry war heroes - Lucca

VIDEO - Meet one of America’s furry war heroes - Lucca

It's great the way the U.S.M.C. treats their own, Canine Marines included!

Marine dog, Lucca, was given a wonderful tribute in the Parade Sunday magazine. After more than 400 missions in Afghanistan, no one had been hurt by an IED when they were with her. She was the only one that the Green Berets felt comfortable hugging after a tough day.

Mamma Lucca, as she is nicknamed, was injured herself. Handler Col. Juan “Rod” Rodriguez quickly applied a tourniquet and she was air-lifted to one veterinary team after another in all-out attempts to save her life. They succeeded, but Lucca lost her left-front leg in the action. You can see her honorary Purple Heart on her harness. Today she lives with her original trainer, Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham and his family. She continues to serve at VA hospitals and in schools.








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Wow, what a gorgeous boy! I am so proud of the way our service men & women love their dogs!
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a salute to lucca and an appreciation for her service
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