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An Army sniffer dog who died of a seizure shortly after his handler was killed in Afghanistan will posthumously receive the highest Military Honour available to animals today.
Theo died shortly after Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was shot dead in March 2011.
Corporal Tasker's mother, Jane Duffy, will watch his canine colleagues accept the PDSA Dickin Medal - the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross - on his behalf.
ITV News' Paul Davies reports.
At the time of their deaths details emerged of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and Theo's incredible bond. This is the full report by Paul Davies from March 2011.
The mother of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, Jane Duffy, says her son formed an incredibly close bond with Theo, because they were never apart.
According to colleagues Lance Corporal Tasker and Theo were inseparable. Their working partnership was also hugely successful.
Theo located 14 home-made bombs and hoards of weapons in just five months.
The figure is the most any arms and explosives search dog in Afghanistan has found to date.
An army sniffer dog who died of a seizure soon after his handler was killed in Afghanistan receives a posthumous award today for his gallantry and devotion.
Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was shot dead in Afghanistan in March 2011. His dog, Theo, the bomb-hunting spaniel wasn't hurt. But he curled up and later died back at base.
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An Army explosives sniffer dog called Theo who died hours after his handler was killed in Afghanistan was given a posthumous award today.