K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

From email rec’d Dec 18, 2009

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.
Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!


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I'm a retired guy who loves to get involved in community affairs and issues especially when I feel there is some injustice involved or that I have a valid point of view. I still believe that the pen is mightier than the sword although lately, I am wondering if this is still true.
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5 Responses to K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

  1. jordan fiddes says:

    that is actually amazing, like ripping the throat outta a guard , and the fact he went away then came back , you couldnt imagine this happening

  2. this is a Belgian Malinois named Spike, a police dog. there is no ‘go away come back attack’ command. he deserves to be remembered for his work with the Scottsdale police

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  4. Holly Newman says:

    This entire story is a HOAX (check it out on Snopes.com)! Dogs can’t “untie” anything, and there is no such command as “go away and come back later” that a dog would understand. Also, there is NO such thing as the “K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor” in existance. Too bad, cuz otherwise it makes a nice story!!

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