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    Marine’s four-legged friend receives award for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom [Image 1 of 7]

    Marine’s four-legged friend receives award for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JAPAN

    10.24.2016

    Photo by Cpl. Janessa Pon 

    Marine Corps Installations Pacific

    Patti sports a medal presented during an award ceremony in her honor Oct. 24 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The ceremony was held on behalf of U.S. War Dogs Association to honor her service in 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During her deployment, Patti served as a combat tracking dog, and suffered grave injuries in the line of duty. Patti’s handler, James Altman, stayed by her side through more than six months of rehabilitation before retiring her and adopting her into his own home. Officers and other Marine officials attended the ceremony to honor Patti and Altman’s accomplishments during their time in service. Today, Patti lives happily with Altman, a Sebring, Florida, native, who serves as the installation chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense protection officer on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

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    Date Taken: 10.24.2016
    Date Posted: 10.25.2016 04:00
    Photo ID: 2941662
    VIRIN: 161024-M-TA471-010
    Resolution: 5544x3696
    Size: 13.25 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JP
    Hometown: LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, TX, US

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