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A medal of courage for bomb dog Theo: Posthumous award for heroic animal who died hours after his master

An Army sniffer dog has been posthumously awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Theo, a 22-month-old springer spaniel cross, will receive the PDSA Dickin Medal for life-saving bravery in conflict.

He suffered a fatal seizure just hours after his handler, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, 26, was shot dead by the Taliban in March 2011.

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  1. Never forgotten. God bless these hero’s.