'Triipawd' Hero Promotes Military Dog Monument

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California's Universal City honored one of America's three-legged war heroes on Monday.

Her name is Lucca, an eight-year-old German shepherd who's saved hundreds of U.S. military lives.

Lucca and her handler, Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Willingham, are on a cross-country tour to promote a national monument for "military working dog teams."

Lucca was injured while on deployment in Afghanistan. She was sniffing for explosives when a booby-trap device went off and destroyed her left leg.

"I had the fortunate opportunity to deploy with 30 other dog teams to Afghanistan to Camp Pen. And just to see their bravery and courage and sacrifice and everything that we went through during that deployment, it's just amazing to see that this monument is going to help bring recognition to their service," Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham said.

Lucca's tour ends in October at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where the dog team's monument will stand.

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