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Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor  
User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

Below is the story of Brutus, the only dog that has ever been awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor

Brutus; The only K9 ever to be awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor


The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord.. ... He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff andtops the scales at 200 lbs.His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milkbone 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 was the recipient of 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.

Brutus; Medal Of Honor K9 recipient with baby


Charley


Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2402 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

False...

http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/brutus.asp



KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7978 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Geezer, you really must fact check your stories! Many of them are not even true! Too bad though, it was a nice story  

http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/brutus.asp

Edit:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 1):

False...

http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/brutus.asp

Ahh beat me by 4 seconds all because the HTML code messed up lol

[Edited 2013-02-11 11:26:33]


Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

Quoting Geezer (Thread starter):
Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language

I would really love to see Brutus doing sign language. 



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1933 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Apparently Brutus has the ability to change breeds as well, because those two pictures are of different dogs.


Flying refined.
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 1):
False...

It would have been cool if it'd really happened, though  



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2402 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 2):
Ahh beat me by 4 seconds all because the HTML code messed up lol

You have to be quick around this place! 



KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 1):
False...

Congratulations, Moose ! You move QUICKLY ! I thought all that "sign language" sounded too good to be true;
But it was such a compelling story, it never occurred to me that some TROLL would sit around and dream something like that up.

Just like the old adage goes, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't" !

Charley



Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 3):
Quoting Geezer (Thread starter):
Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language

I would really love to see Brutus doing sign language.

Actually it's not all that hard to teach a dog commands via sign language. Anyone can do it. When you teach your dog a command like sit, down or stay when you say the command make a certain signal with your hand at the same time. You must do it this way for a month or two each and every time you give a command. Then one day don't give the voice command, just the hand signal. The dog will still do the command.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 8):
Actually it's not all that hard to teach a dog commands via sign language.

I know that, after all some dogs are deaf. When I said "Brutus doing sign language" I meant to say Brutus giving feedback by using his paws.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3978 times:

http://www.burningshadow.dk/Galleries/Facepalm/Facepalm3.jpg

I think it's safe to say this would take the top spot for Anet fail of the year if it wasn't for "Rapist Barber" thread.



No matter how random things may appear, there's always a plan.
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1670 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

Quoting TheCol (Reply 10):

When did Picard, Riker, and Worf all wear the burgundy shirts after season 2?

Marc


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6340 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

Not to mention that there is no such thing as "The Congressional Medal of Honor".


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
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