We have seen that Dogs have been represented by armed forces from the past. They have bravely frightened and faced to keep the world safe and ensure peace as soldiers. They are always willing to give their lives for others’ safety. We cannot measure their service and sacrifices toward the world. How can is it consider as a thankful job?
Kuno was also done that kind of mission. It is a Belgian Shepherd Malinois. Kuno also was awarded for his wonderful mission by the PDSA. The PDSA Dickin Medal is granted to the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals and it is described as the “highest award any animal can receive whilst serving in military conflict.” Therefore PDSA medal holder animal is considered as the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, the highest military honor in the UK. According to the PDSA, they granted the medal for Kuno “for tireless bravery and devotion to duty during an operation in Afghanistan with the British Military in 2019.”
It was trained as a Military Working Dog and it was deployed to Afghanistan in 2019 after proving to be a very capable soldier. According to the PDSA, Kuno had been assigned to detect explosives, find hidden weapons, and incapacitate enemy soldiers. Kuno had done a great job last May when it was doing a raid. Kuno led troops through an enemy compound, even as they faced heavy enemy fire. Kuno had to stop the shooter and save lives when one enemy insurgent fired a machine gun at the British soldiers hidden in the dark. The shooter fired at the Kuno and shot him in the hind legs. But Kuno didn’t allow his mission.
The Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told the BBC told the course of this operation could have been very different without Kuno and Kuno clearly saving the lives of British personnel that day. This mission was the most significant achievement against al Qaeda in several years. However, the hero of that day the Kuno suffered severe injuries and was rushed into surgery. Unfortunately, Kuno had missed his rear paw.