Vets: Hero dog injured during Baghdadi raid deserves purple heart

Multiple human Purple Heart recipients and combat vets who’ve worked closely with K9 troops told The Post that they were outraged by the snub — saying courageous canines like Conan were the reason many of them are alive.

“Do I believe Conan should receive a Purple Heart for actions on target? Absolutely,” said Michael Bollinger, a former Army Ranger now studying computer science at Columbia University. “They’re out there with us every step of the way.”

Bollinger, 26, received a Purple Heart in 2017 after ISIS fighters used a drone to drop a grenade on him and several other Rangers during a deployment to a classified location. He took heavy shrapnel wounds and significant injuries to his legs.

“I am still trying to recover from that,” he said. “Learning to run again has been a challenge.”