Pat Price passed along this story, from a British newspaper from six years ago..
D-Day, the first tweet! Medal given to homing pigeon
who was first to deliver news of successful landings
*The Dickin Medal was won by a bird that was dropped behind enemy lines
* The bird, named the Duke of Normandy, delivered news of D-Day landings
* A lost bravery medal awarded to a homing pigeon that was the first to bring news of the D-Day landings back to Britain has been discovered after 69 years.
The Dickin Medal - the animal version of the Victoria Cross - was won by a bird called the Duke of Normandy that was dropped behind enemy lines with Allied paratroopers hours before the invasion.
The link is here.