Military working dog saved platoon
Hero lost leg to IED in Afghanistan
- Duration 3:31
- Date Feb 8, 2013
Hero lost leg to IED in Afghanistan
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I loved the story dogs are very important part of the US military and have protected and -- thousands of American lives since World War II.
Our next guest is that you canine hero.
Eight year old Luke does -- to two -- in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan and that's where she lost her leg while sniffing out an IUD and -- -- platoon.
By doing so.
Joining me now -- and her handler marine gunnery sergeant Christopher really good to see the -- -- I just look as comfortable.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So tell us the story about repairing your relationship with so Lugar -- Marine Corps in 2006.
She served for about six years.
-- -- -- first trainer Helen I had -- for about five years and record including the two tours -- right.
She's off at least detection dog just trying to search for explosives.
And then -- the last year national -- -- -- is not a Camp Pendleton California.
So tell us about how she suffered her injury -- -- third last year in Afghanistan she was leave -- shall.
And now she located and I.
And that was true for secondaries in the secondary device was -- Troutman detonated.
May take over from left Paul ankle Rodriguez trying to open a plot to tourniquet and first aid and then got a medevac and -- -- and saint -- She did a recovery at Camp Pendleton she was officially retired in May.
And then -- out and they they -- to be with us and Helsinki Finland Angela and you adopted her -- -- -- I don't think many people.
Realize the work that dogs do in the line of duty so technically she saved American she saved lives.
Absolutely -- -- three come by diplomacy little reform patrols and resulted in zero injuries and even the shall she was hurt nobody else was Anderson she's.
She's -- she said law allows -- she's a very special.
How has its look at how comfortable I love this lookup I mean how how how is she recovered from the injury.
And she was she was -- and -- ten days after the the surgery.
No internal -- there's no internal.
No permanent ear damage no internal shrapnel.
I mean she's is this very resilient animals but she's not a German shepherd and bush is -- your leadership for Belgium along mix.
OK so she's a mix this -- that's very interesting now I understand it for the first time there's going to be a dedication.
Two dogs that have served in the military tell me about that this room -- as the first -- the congress has elevated the adult to national monument status.
So the money must win the first one to two around the country and then in October -- be dedicated elect an air force base which is which is wonderful.
That's for all the bells are trained no doubt Lachlan and not the Olympic hopeful we can get another one -- Washington DC on the National Mall eventually.
And then you'll be there for that unveiling you live in Finland now just not just -- -- do during the day.
She enjoyed the snow sort of the club opens with a wind -- but I think she's misused -- -- around the snow and actually take it to them see a couple days a week when -- But -- -- Jordan and notion jewels when my kids as well.
Fantastic and I understand that she can still shake hands even though she's lost her high official -- -- -- -- so comfortable absolutely I think he'll do.
-- good job.
What is beautiful dog and we think they'll look -- for her service and to you as well sergeants that -- -- you and we'll look forward to covering that and the monument when it happens so great great pitches --