France honors hero dogs, highlighting their achievements


              Soldiers take care of dogs at the 132nd canine infantry regiment in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. The 132nd canine infantry regiment, largest military kennel in Europe, is training for 45 years all elite dogs of the French Army. From tracking down suspects in the 2015 Paris attacks to fighting extremists in Africa's Sahel region, dogs have helped French soldiers, police officers and other rescuers saving lives for more than a century. France inaugurated this week its first memorial paying tribute to all "civilian and military hero dogs" in Suippes, in the north-east of the country. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
            
              A soldiers holds a dog during a training at the 132nd canine infantry regiment in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. The 132nd canine infantry regiment, largest military kennel in Europe, is training for 45 years all elite dogs of the French Army. From tracking down suspects in the 2015 Paris attacks to fighting extremists in Africa's Sahel region, dogs have helped French soldiers, police officers and other rescuers saving lives for more than a century. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
            
              Soldiers train at the 132nd canine infantry regiment in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. The 132nd canine infantry regiment, largest military kennel in Europe, is training for 45 years all elite dogs of the French Army. From tracking down suspects in the 2015 Paris attacks to fighting extremists in Africa's Sahel region, dogs have helped French soldiers, police officers and other rescuers saving lives for more than a century. France inaugurated this week its first memorial paying tribute to all "civilian and military hero dogs" in Suippes, in the north-east of the country. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
            
              A soldiers trains at the 132nd canine infantry regiment in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. The 132nd canine infantry regiment, largest military kennel in Europe, is training for 45 years all elite dogs of the French Army. From tracking down suspects in the 2015 Paris attacks to fighting extremists in Africa's Sahel region, dogs have helped French soldiers, police officers and other rescuers saving lives for more than a century. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
            A sculpture by French-Columbian artist Milthon shows a WWI French soldier and his dog huddled together, during a ceremony in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. France inaugurated on Thursday its first memorial paying tribute to all "civilian and military hero dogs". The monument is located on a key World War I site, echoing the important role played by dogs in U.S. and European armies at the time.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena) A French soldier stands at attention as his dogs Pokko sleeps during a ceremony in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. France inaugurated on Thursday its first memorial paying tribute to all "civilian and military hero dogs" in Suippes, in eastern France. The monument is located on a key World War I site, echoing the important role played by dogs in U.S. and European armies at the time. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) FILE - Dog Patron called Bullet at an award ceremony for his owner, a sapper, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, May 8, 2022. Mine-sniffing Jack Russell terrier named Patron has recently been awarded a medal by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Patron later received the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken who praised him as "world famous." (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky,File) A French soldier with his dog Olaf stands at attention during a ceremony in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. France inaugurated on Thursday its first memorial paying tribute to all "civilian and military hero dogs" in Suippes, in eastern France. The monument is located on a key World War I site, echoing the important role played by dogs in U.S. and European armies at the time. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) A French soldier with his dog Sparcel stands at attention during a ceremony in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. France inaugurated on Thursday its first memorial paying tribute to all "civilian and military hero dogs" in Suippes, in eastern France. The monument is located on a key World War I site, echoing the important role played by dogs in U.S. and European armies at the time. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) French soldiers with their dogs stand at attention during a ceremony in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. France inaugurated on Thursday its first memorial paying tribute to all "civilian and military hero dogs" in Suippes, in eastern France. The monument is located on a key World War I site, echoing the important role played by dogs in U.S. and European armies at the time.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena) A sculpture by French-Columbian artist Milthon shows a WWI French soldier and his dog huddled together, during a ceremony in Suippes, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. France inaugurated on Thursday its first memorial paying tribute to all "civilian and military hero dogs". The monument is located on a key World War I site, echoing the important role played by dogs in U.S. and European armies at the time. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)