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K9 Wounded Warrior Retires

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Lucca, an eight-year-old Belgian military working dog, plays at Camp Pendleton, California. Lucca deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan where she was injured by an improvised explosive device. The injury led to the amputation of her left front leg and retirement from military service. Rodriguez, military dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, is scheduled to escort the veteran K-9 from the base to Finland where she will reside with her original trainer. During a turnover at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, Lucca will be honored during a ceremony by American Airlines, which will provide transportation to Rodriguez and Lucca through its partnership with Air Compassion for Veterans.

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9:14AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

retire them then spoil them

10:20AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Happy retirement Lucca you earned it!

10:17AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

Enjoy your retirement, Lucca.

Hopefully, there will come a time when ALL military dogs are retired and find great new homes (or homes with their handler or trainer).

9:12PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

Lucca deserves a loving, supportive retirement. She gave our military her best service and hopefully will live a long, healthy and well loved life.

She earned it.

1:54PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

All retired dogs deserve the best for the rest of their lives. They served this country they best they could.

3:50AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

May she have a happy and love filled retirement and lots good food!

3:22AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

great video thanks for sharing :)

11:48AM PDT on Jul 8, 2012


9:02AM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

When K9 dogs retire, they should get steak to eat for the rest of their lives. That's the LEAST we can do to repay them.

9:47PM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

I couldn't get the video to play, but I think these dogs should all be retired to happy homes and given the care they deserve!

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