Photo: Past recipients of the Animals in War & Peace Medal of Bravery and Distinguished Service Medals. Incredible heroes!
If there's an animal you think deserves our AWP Medal of Bravery or AWP Distinguished Service Medal, please nominate them before midnight PST, September 30, 2022. The Ceremony will be in March 2023.
Any nominations that are now sent in will be applied to the 2024 cohort of heroes.
Click on the image to read more about the Inaugural Animals in War & Peace Medal of Bravery Recipients
Click on the image to read more about the first Animals in War & Peace Distinguished Service Medalists
The 2nd Animals in War and Peace Medal Ceremony is now in the record books, and it was a resounding success!
We honored six incredible heroes - 3 for Medal of Bravery: Nemo (Vietnam War); Cairo (U.S. Navy Seal Team 6 - Osama Bin Laden raid); and MPC Ziggy (MARSOC); and 3 for the new Distinguished Service Medal : K9 Hurricane (U.S. Secret Service); Smoky (WW2, 5th Army/Air Force); and K9 Feco (Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, MSST San Francisco).
Click here to read their stories!
Click here to watch the full Ceremony!
2022 Animals in War and Peace Medalists gather together in celebration.
They are (l-to-r) Taylor Canfield and Nico (standing in for Cairo MOB #10); Jay Wynne and Anna Wynne for Smoky (DSM #2); Sean Hemphill and Ziggy (MOB #11); Petty Officer Cory Sumner and K9 Feco (DSM #3); Brian Throneburg for Nemo A534 (MOB #9); and Marshall Mirarchi and K9 Hurricane (DSM #1).)
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The latest book from New York Times bestselling author, Robin Hutton, honoring the animals that served in World War II. Many animals in the book received the British award, the PDSA Dickin Medal, also known as the "Victoria Cross for Animals." These stories also inspired the new Animals in War and Peace Medal of Bravery and Distinguished Service Medal, and the International War Animals Museum. (Click here)