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This is Chips.  He is a military dog.  In the invasion of 1943, Chips and his handler were pinned down by machine gun fire.  Chips broke free and attacked the enemy gunmen, pinning them and eventually forcing their surrender to America troops.  Chips was awarded       the Silver Star and Purple Heart, although later rescinded because, at the time, dogs couldn't receive those awards.

From Yorkies To Pitties: 20 Of The Bravest Military Dogs In History

Senior Airman TJ Brantley,2nd Civil Engineer Sqdn Explosive Ordnance Disposal tech,during deployment in Afghanistan,May 2014.Brantley being honored in Portraits in Courage volume IX for efforts during 10 hour mission,where he suffered traumatic brain injury & continued to stay in fight providing cover fire & exposing his body to protect wounded.For courageous action,submitted for Bronze Star Medal with Valor.He was awarded Air Force Combat Action Medal & Purple Heart.

Senior Airman TJ Brantley,2nd Civil Engineer Sqdn Explosive Ordnance Disposal tech,during deployment in Afghanistan,May 2014.Brantley being honored in Portraits in Courage volume IX for efforts during 10 hour mission,where he suffered traumatic brain injury & continued to stay in fight providing cover fire & exposing his body to protect wounded.For courageous action,submitted for Bronze Star Medal with Valor.He was awarded Air Force Combat Action Medal & Purple Heart.

Sgt Dakota Meyer  Medal of Honor Recipient  TRUE AMERICAN HERO

Sergeant Dakota Meyer, A TRUE HERO! Thank You for recovering Aaron's body so that his family could bury their hero and my Friend.

Windsor, Colorado Soldier, Christopher Birdwell, Killed in 3rd Tour of Duty in Afghanistan

Windsor, Colorado Soldier, Christopher Birdwell, Killed in Tour of Duty in Afghanistan

Lt. Col. Trevor Benitone, United States Air Force Special Operations School commandant, poses for a photo with Master Sgt. Ronnie Brickey, USAFSOS Force Protection Branch NCO in charge, after presenting him with the Purple Heart Feb. 20, 2014, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. This is the second Purple Heart Brickey has received during his Air Force career in Explosive Ordnance Disposal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Steven Pearsall)

Lt. Col. Trevor Benitone, United States Air Force Special Operations School commandant, poses for a photo with Master Sgt. Ronnie Brickey, USAFSOS Force Protection Branch NCO in charge, after presenting him with the Purple Heart Feb. 20, 2014, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. This is the second Purple Heart Brickey has received during his Air Force career in Explosive Ordnance Disposal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Steven Pearsall)

New Jersey ANG Tech.Sgt.Michael Sears,awarded Bronze Star by Brig.Gen.Michael L. Cunniff,at ceremony April 17,2013,On a single patrol in Afghanistan,Sears,an EOD tech with the 177th Fighter Wing,defused 2 IEDs & made 5 trips across open terrain under heavy fire to aid a wounded soldier & engage insurgent forces.Sears suffered shoulder injury & expended more than 190 rounds from his M4 during the firefight.Also awarded the Purple Heart. (U.S. ANG photo by MasterSgt. Mark C. Olsen).

Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Sears, left, was honored at an awards ceremony at the State House in Trenton, N.

Rip (died 1946), a mixed-breed terrier, was a Second World War search and rescue dog who was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945. He was found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an Air Raid warden, and became the service's first search and rescue dog. He is credited with saving the lives of over 100 people. He was the first of twelve Dickin Medal winners to be buried in the PDSA's cemetery in Ilford, Essex.

Rip, a mixed-breed terrier, was a Second World War search and rescue dog who was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in

‘Knobby,’ a mongrel pup, mascotted a Coast Guard Rescue Cutter that crossed the English Channel to the coast of France on D-Day. Wearing his specially-made life preserver, ‘Knobby’ stayed right in there barking during those critical days when the beachhead in Normandy was established and when the Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla saved the lives of more than 750 American and Allied invaders from the channel.”

'Knobby,' a mongrel pup, mascotted a Coast Guard Rescue Cutter that crossed the English Channel to the coast of France on D-Day.

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La Historia Compartida – Chips

Chips was the most decorated WWII war dog. During the invasion of Sicily, Chips and his handler were pinned down on the beach by a machine-gun team. Chips broke from his handler and jumped into the pillbox, attacking the gunners and forced them to surrend

1918-Messenger dog with its handler, in France, during World War I

Messenger dog Bruce, a well known Collie who was always working under shell fire in the line, with its handler, in France, during World War I. T A scrolled up message can be seen attached to the dog’s collar.

"Lex L479 and his handler would go to sleep in the foxhole they shared while on patrol in Afghanistan. Soon after his handler fell asleep, the Belgian Malinois would crawl out from their tarp-covered foxhole and stand guard over him through the night, often in torrential rains."

Every night on a long mission last year in Afghanistan, he would sneak out of the tarp-covered foxhole he shared with his handler, Marine Sgt. Mark Vierig, and stand guard over him through the night -- often in torrential rains.

A sergeant of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps bandages the wounded ear of "Jasper", a mine-detecting dog, Bayeux, France, June 1944. Jasper suffers with quiet dignity.

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A sergeant of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps bandages the wounded ear of 'Jasper', a mine-detecting dog at Bayeux in Normandy, 5 July 1944

Judy- An English Pointer that was awarded the Dicken Medal by the PDSA for helping save the lives of the Grasshopper crew and the only dog to be registered as a Second World War Prisoner of War.

Judy – 17 February was a ship's dog on board HMS Gnat and HMS Grasshopper before and during World War II. She helped save the lives of the crew of the Grasshopper.

War dog "Chips", the only animal to hold the Silver Star, is greeted by his family after return to U.S. He was decorated for heroism in the invasion of Sicily. -

War dog "Chips", the only animal to hold the Silver Star, is greeted by his family after return to U. He was decorated for heroism in the invasion of Sicily. Colorized by retropotamus.

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