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Posthumous recognition for army dog's ‘lifesaving bravery in conflict’

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AN army working dog named Sasha has become the 65th recipient of the PDSA Dickin medal – known as ‘the animals’ Victoria Cross’ – in recognition of her bravery. Sasha was killed on patrol alongside her handler, Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe, in Afghanistan in 2008.

The medal was awarded posthumously to Sasha at a special ceremony in London on May 21. It was accepted on her behalf by her former handler, Sergeant Major Andy Dodds, and retired military working dog Fire, who was seriously injured in Afghanistan, but recovered from her injuries. The ceremony was also attended by members of Lance …

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