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Sgt Gabe The Hero Dog
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Birth: Dec. 26, 2002
Death: Feb. 13, 2013
Columbia
Lexington County
South Carolina, USA

Sergeant First Class "Gabe" passed away Wednesday afternoon in the arms of his trainer SFC Chuck Shuck.

Gabe, the yellow lab mix pound puppy who was a day away from being euthanized, became an improvised explosive device sniffing dog. He won the American Humane Association 2012 Hero Dog of the Year. He was ten years old.

Tuesday evening, Gabe was having difficulty breathing on his own and was taken to the animal emergency hospital by his trainer and owner Shuck.

A trained US Army specialized search dog, Gabe retired from military service in 2009 after conducting 210 combat missions in Iraq and survived a roadside bomb and a shootout with insurgents.

When not hobnobbing with stars like Betty White, Gabe spent his retirement years spreading the word of the contributions made by military war dogs, visiting schools and churches teaching children about respect and honor.

According to his
facebook page
, boasting over 36,000 likes, Gabe's owner Shuck will be making a book for Gabe and if you'd like to write or draw something, you can send it to: Gabe at 9574 Windsor Lake Blvd Columbia, SC 29223.

Shuck also mentions that Gabe had all of his favorite toys, his tennis balls, his medals and junk food in his last moments.

Gabe is survived by his sister Lena and brother Duke.
 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: At home with Sgt. Shuck
 
Created by: Paul, Karen, & Katherine
Record added: Feb 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105188478
Sgt Gabe The Hero Dog
Added by: Paul, Karen, & Katherine
 
Sgt Gabe The Hero Dog
Added by: Paul, Karen, & Katherine
 
Sgt Gabe The Hero Dog
Added by: Paul, Karen, & Katherine
 
 
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