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Monument to honor military dogs

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Posted at 9:02 AM, Feb 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 09:02:13-05

A war dog and her handler are promoting a new military monument.

The Military Working Dog Teams National Monument is designed to honor dogs like "Lucca".

The 8-year-old German shepherd lost her left paw while sniffing for explosives in Afghanistan. She is credited with saving hundreds of lives overseas.

Lucca and Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Christopher Willingham are now traveling the country with the monument.

It will permanently call Lackland Air Force Base in Texas home this fall.