With great sadness, American Humane Association announced last week that 2012 American Hero Dog Gabe fought his last battle after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He was ten years old.
A true hero, Gabe was a life-saving Specialized Search Dog who served our country by completing more than 210 combat missions with 26 explosive and weapons finds in Iraq, saving countless American soldiers’ lives on the battlefield. He passed away in the arms of his adopted Dad, Sgt. First Class Chuck Shuck surrounded by his favorite toys, his medals of honor, and his favorite treats in Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.