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This is a undated Ministry of Defence handout photo made available on Thursday Oct. 25, 2012 of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and his Springer spaniel mix Theo. Theo the bomb-sniffing army dog who died in Afghanistan on the day his handler was killed has been honored with Britain's highest award for animal bravery. Springer spaniel mix Theo was posthumously awarded the Dickin Medal on Thursday at a ceremony in London. (AP Photo/ MoD)

This is a undated Ministry of Defence handout photo made available on Thursday Oct. 25, 2012 of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and his Springer spaniel mix Theo. Theo the bomb-sniffing army dog who died in Afghanistan on the day his handler was killed has been honored with Britain's highest award for animal bravery. Springer spaniel mix Theo was posthumously awarded the Dickin Medal on Thursday at a ceremony in London. (AP Photo/ MoD)

British army dog receives top honors

October 25, 2012

British soldiers

and military dogs gathered at a British army barracks Oct. 25 to honor

a fallen hero with selfless courage, nerves of steel — and four legs.