U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Adam Leigh Cann, age 23 of Davie, Florida,  was killed in action on January 5, 2006 by a suicide bomb attack in  Ramadi, Iraq.  Sgt. Cann and his bomb-sniffing German Shepherd, Bruno  were working security and crowd control at an Iraqi police recruiting  center. Bruno alerted on a suspected target in the crowd. Sgt Cann  confronted a male suspect and discovered he was wearing a vest of  explosives. Sgt Cann immediately threw himself into the terrorist as he  detonated the vest. Sgt. Cann was killed instantly and Bruno was  wounded. Sgt Cann’s gave up his life to save the lives of fellow Marines  standing nearby and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.  Bruno  recovered from his wounds and remained on active duty.  Sgt Cann was the  first Military K9 Handler killed in combat since the Vietnam War ended  in 1975.

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Adam Leigh Cann, age 23 of Davie, Florida, was killed in action on January 5, 2006 by a suicide bomb attack in Ramadi, Iraq. Sgt. Cann and his bomb-sniffing German Shepherd, Bruno were working security and crowd control at an Iraqi police recruiting center. Bruno alerted on a suspected target in the crowd. Sgt Cann confronted a male suspect and discovered he was wearing a vest of explosives. Sgt Cann immediately threw himself into the terrorist as he detonated the vest. Sgt. Cann was killed instantly and Bruno was wounded. Sgt Cann’s gave up his life to save the lives of fellow Marines standing nearby and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. Bruno recovered from his wounds and remained on active duty. Sgt Cann was the first Military K9 Handler killed in combat since the Vietnam War ended in 1975.

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