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Another 3rd Infantry Division 'veteran'!!!

I would have had no problem with him 'keeping' his medals ;) ;) ;)

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After the action, Major General Lucian Truscott, commander of the American 3rd Infantry Division, awarded Chips the Silver Star for bravery, and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. On 19 November 1943, Chips was awarded his medals in a churchyard in Pientravairano, Italy. His citation read, in part:

For a special brand of courage, arising from love of master and duty. Chips' courageous act, single-handedly eliminating a dangerous machine-gun nest, reflects the highest credit on himself and the military service.

However, Chips did not get to keep the medals. Higher authorities overruled the awards on the basis that it was inappropriate to award the decorations to an animal, therby possibly demeaning soldiers who received the same medals. Although few agreed, that was the rul


I can't tell if he was an 'I like Ike' dog or not ;) ;) ;)




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