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GI Joe may be in a cage at the Tower of Lon­don, but he is be­ing hailed as a hero rather than a vil­lain. Dur­ing World War II, the blue-check car­rier pi­geon had flown 20 miles in as many min­utes over the bat­tle­grounds of Italy to de­liver a vi­tal mes­sage, sav­ing up to 100 sol­diers of the 56th (Lon­don) Di­vi­sion. For his “out­stand­ing flight”, Joe is brought to this spe­cial cer­e­mony on 4 Novem­ber 1946 to re­ceive the an­i­mal-only Dickin Medal for gal­lantry.

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