Canine Hero

Meet Lucca, a skilled military K-9 who has saved the lives of many.

A Marine dog who served two tours with U.S. troops, successfully completing 400 missions and protecting the lives of thousands during her six years of service, Lucca was recently awarded the highest honor for war animals around the world. Lucca received the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals Dickin Medal and is the first Marine Corps dog to receive the medal.

With Lucca’s courageous efforts and devotion, she has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to many as she attends military outreach functions, wounded warrior hospital visits and parades championing the dedication and efforts of all service animals.

Lucca has been reunited with her original handler, Sgt. Chris Willingham and is now enjoying her well-deserved retirement. Of course with her favorite KONG toy always nearby!