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Friday, August 15, 2008

K-9 Hero!!! UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

w00f's all, me iz sorry but this is not true...thanks to the Ao4 they did the homework that me and mama shooda done...This iz not a true story!!!!!

My kind of dog!

The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord. He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of cats.

K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

Thought you'd find this interesting. Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We can seem to view Brutus photo..hmmm. is it our pc problem?

We will try again later.

Boy n Baby

Blue said...

What an amazing tale!
Sadly, I can't see Brutus's pic either.

Love, pats & pets to you all

Huskee Boy said...

I can't view Brutus' pic for some reason and I'd love to see how this awesome dog looks like!! He really is the reason why we are called 'man's best friend'..

roughseasinthemed said...

He sounds an absolute star. But no pic here either. :(

You have changed your blog! it looks really nice but I am not sure if it is taking longer to load though.


The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

We can't see the photo either but this is an amazing story!

Levi and the mom

The Army of Four said...

Hi guys. It's a good story, but it didn't ring true to me. The US military does not train dogs to kill, they do not give K9s the Medal of Honor, and don't normally use mixes of that variety. Anyroo... I looked it up. http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/brutus.asp It's one of those internet stories that gets twisted around. Sorry.
Tail wags,

Deetz said...

I couldn't see the photo, but I read the story. What a wonderful doggie. He is my hero

Kodak the Eskie said...

That is an incredible story! Wow, Brutus is a true hero. I hope he has a very good life and gets lots of loves for saving their lives.

Hugs, Kodak

Kodak the Eskie said...

I see you found out that this story wasn't true. Darn. I had wanted to read more about it and found this on snopes:


Moco said...

It is sad that people think they need to make this stuff up for entertainment. We do not fault you as truth is stranger than fiction sometimes. We could not see the picture either.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Don't feel bad about being taken in by it. But it's okay to feel angry at the idiots who circulate this junk as truth. Sometimes you have to wonder why some humans don't have anything better to do than waste their time writing this stuff. Maybe they need a job? Cleaning human litterboxes sounds appropriate, you think? Litter for litter.

Chef said...

No wonder the photo wouldn't print... how sad that someone took pleasure in circulating a lie. It's always a good idea to confirm with Snopes.