10 Amazing Animals Awarded The Medal Of Bravery


Sometime during the Chinese civil war of 1949, a British Navy ship was captured and trapped in a siege that cost the lives of 17 Marines and injured their ship’s cat, Simon. Simon was wounded by shrapnel, but continued its duty of keeping rats from the food supplies and being a moral booster for the men.


Paddy, an Irish pigeon trained for military service in the RAF, was like thousands donated for service. However, Paddy was entrusted with a message that had critical information during the D-Day Operations of June 1944. This pigeon delivered the message in the fastest time recorded.