There is no question that Mali is a very good boy. In fact, he is now officially one of the best.
On Friday, the 8-year-old Belgian Malinois received the PDSA Dickin Medal — the highest honor for a dog in the British military (and the canine equivalent of the Victoria Cross, the highest award in the United Kingdom honors system).
Mali’s special skills, such as sniffing out explosives and detecting insurgents, have helped protect his handlers in difficult situations and even saved lives. The remarkable dog also has nerves of steel.