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Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:12 pm

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


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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:23 pm

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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:23 pm

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

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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

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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:55 pm

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

I would really love to see Brutus doing sign language. 
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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:10 pm

Apparently Brutus has the ability to change breeds as well, because those two pictures are of different dogs.
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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:23 pm

Quoting moose135 (Reply 1):
False...

It would have been cool if it'd really happened, though  
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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:54 pm

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! 
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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:34 pm

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" !

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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:14 am

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.
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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:31 am

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.
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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:46 am

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.
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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:32 am

Quoting TheCol (Reply 10):

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

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RE: Only Dog Ever To Win Medal Of Honor

Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:48 am

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