She's the first American canine to receive the prestigious Dickin Medal.
PHOTOS of Lucca: Lucca still isn't completely comfortable around other dogs after having served in Afghanistan as a specialized
Military working dogs and their handlers can be together 24/7 while deployed. More often than not, the canine warriors eat and work and socialize with their handlers. They sleep in or near their handlers' cots. Some dogs crawl right into their sleeping bags.