Theo, the Hero War Dog, Receives Medal for Bravery

This dog used to detect roadside bombs in Afghanistan, saved countless lives

By on October 26th, 2012 17:21 GMT

Only recently, a hero dog named Theo was awarded a posthumous Dickin Medal as a sign of recognition for his helping save the lives of countless soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.

This British Springer Spaniel had a rather gifted nose that allowed him to sniff out roadside bombs and therefore alert soldiers to the dangers they found themselves in.

Unfortunately, Theo died back in March 2011, only a few hours after his handler, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was killed by enemy fire.

Those who have witnessed the incident explain that the dog simply started seizing and passed away before they could do anything about it.

“Liam got his Mention in Dispatches, so it's lovely that Theo is getting his PDSA Dickin Medal and he's being recognised for his bravery as well,” said Lance Corporal Liam Tasker's mother.

Theo is the 28th dog to receive this medal for bravery.

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