This is Kuno, a 3 year old British war dog. He didn’t hesitate for a second when his team was brutally cornered by a group of al-Qaeda insurgents in Afghanistan.
The fearless and strong Belgian Malinois fled after incessant grenades and gunfire to protect the soldiers during the raid.
He jumped on the aggressive shooter and grabbed him mercilessly, giving his team time to neutralize the enemy. At the end of this devastating battle, the hearts of the soldiers broke when they saw that Kunou had received multiple gunshot wounds.
His injuries appeared potentially fatal. The camp doctor treated Kuno’s injuries and arranged for him to be transferred to the US Army Veterinary Treatment Center in Afghanistan.
Over the next few weeks, Kunou continued to fight for his life as his beloved soldiers and guardians begged him to hold on. In the end, the brave dog was able to survive this ordeal, but not without the tragic loss of two hind legs during numerous amputations which saved his life.
When Kuno was ready to travel, he was sent back to the UK for an intensive rehabilitation program. Through rigorous physical therapy and a relentless pursuit of prosperity, Kunou was able to regain her navigational skills.
He eventually became the first British military working dog to receive a revolutionary set of lightweight prostheses! Kuno recently retired from military service in the most dignified manner – he received the prestigious PDSA Deakin Medal, the highest national animal honor and the equivalent of the Victoria Cross!
This smart furry veteran completed over 16 missions during his tenure and saved countless lives. Kunou is brave, loyal, determined and selfless, and these are the qualities of a true hero! If it was interesting, please share this with your friends and family.