|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|