Dog joins list of animal war heroes

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In this photo released Thursday Oct. 25, 2012 by The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) who are the awarding body responsible for the Dickin Medal for animal gallantry. Winkie the pigeon is presented with the Dickin Medal for animal gallantry, by PDSA founder Maria Dickin, with Wing Commander Lea Rayner on December 2, 1943. The latest animal to receive the Dickin Medal is announced Thursday Oct. 25, 2012, a bomb-sniffing army springer-spaniel dog named Theo, who died in Afghanistan on the day his handler was killed has been posthumously honored with the Dikin Medal, Britain's highest award for animal bravery, during a ceremony in London Thursday Oct. 25, 2012. Theo worked for five months in Afghanistan with Royal Army Veterinary Corps Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, searching out roadside bombs, but Tasker was killed in a firefight with insurgents in Helmand Province in March 2011, and Theo the dog died hours later. (AP Photo)