The family dog was let loose during a fire and it went back to save the kitten still inside. ---- Not all heroes wear capes

The family dog was let loose during a fire and it went back to save the kitten still inside. ---- Not all heroes wear capes

A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

Dog loyalty is beyond comprehension. Poor baby. I'm sure he got what he needs to heal.

Dog loyalty is beyond comprehension. Poor baby. I'm sure he got what he needs to heal.

US Marine Corp dog Lucca with her owner Gunnery Sergeant Chris Willingham at the Wellington Barracks in London after receiving the Dickin Medal

US Marine Corp dog Lucca with her owner Gunnery Sergeant Chris Willingham at the Wellington Barracks in London after receiving the Dickin Medal

Buster, a nine-year-old English springer spaniel, earned a row of campaign medals for his service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan as a RAF explosives sniffer dog.

Buster, a nine-year-old English springer spaniel, earned a row of campaign medals for his service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan as a RAF explosives sniffer dog.

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