Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Gabe


Today we meet a very good looking canine boy called Gabe. Adopted by the US military from a dog pound in Houston, Texas. he was to become 'Specialised Search Dog Gabe' A yellow Lab, was winner of the Military war dog category and went on to be named the 2012 American Hero dog.

In 2006, Gabe was deployed to Iraq to find hidden guns and explosives and to help keep soldiers safe. He completed over 210 combat missions with 26 finds of explosives and weapons and also spent time visiting wounded troops and children. Gabe retired in 2009 after a very distinguished career earning over 40 awards and coins of excellence for his work.

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Gabe

Gabe and his dad, SFC Chuck Shuck, continued to help raise awareness for shelter pets and educate children about respect and the importance of staying in school.

However, it is with a broken heart and great sadness we report that Gabe passed away while his dad Chuck Shuck held him in his arms. "Rest in peace sweet, beautiful Gabe, a hero and friend to to all."

To read more about Gabe please visit his facebook page

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