Hero Jack Russell to receive Purple Heart

294036.jpegAmerican war veteran Jerrell Hudman was so moved by the Jack Russell’s story of sacrifice that he is sending George his Purple Heart medal.

Last weekend George gave his life in saving a group of Manaia children facing attack from vicious pitbulls. The plucky pooch put himself between the dogs and the children and, in the end, it was George the pitbulls savaged.

His injuries were so bad George was later put down by a vet.

Mr Hudman contacted the Taranaki Daily News yesterday requesting owner Alan Gay’s address.

On the phone from Austin, Texas,yesterday Mr Hudman (58), a US Marine for 30 years, described George as a little warrior.

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