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Hero Air Force dog gets some emergency care


Published:   |   Updated: October 22, 2013 at 12:23 AM

An Air Force dog that saved the lives of 14 service members in Afghanistan got some extra care on Monday when his handlers rushed him to a veterinarian for treatment of heatstroke.

Eddie, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, was working with handlers assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base when he showed signs of heatstroke, according to a release from BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

The handlers rushed him to BluePearl for treatment.

In May 2012, Eddie saved his handler, Air Force Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto, and the lives of 13 other service members when he detected an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan.

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