From FoxNews: Lucca, who served U.S. troops during more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan over a six-year span, received the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) Dickin Medal at the Wellington Barracks in London. She is the first Marine Corps dog to receive the medal, considered the top honor for war animals around the world.
From The Marines:
Below is a link to a photo blog containing dozens of pictures (like the one above) and a few comments about the female presence in Afghanistan.It is well worth a look. Some of the photos are fantastic. It shows the effects we have on the war effort and how we are really getting our foot in the door of combat positions. Voila
From: Warrior Times “The official USMC policy is that females may not serve in the Infantry, Armor, or Artillery units. That policy has been altered to allow Female Marines to accompany patrols into the Afghan countryside in order to communicate with the local men and women in ways that local customs do not allow their male counterparts to accomplish. Cpl. Christina Oliver, center, and other female Marines attached to…