This is what I found on CBSNEWS.COM:

An 88-year-old Army veteran is being hailed as a hero after he sprang into action and fought off a pit bull that was attacking his 10-year-old neighbor in Perry Township, Ohio. Leonard Miller, 88, used a 3-foot-tall plastic toy soldier to get the dog off of the girl.

“(The dog) had her and was just shaking her and growling, and I hit the dog, I don’t know how many times, but it didn’t faze that dog, didn’t faze it,” Miller told CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO. “So I … started to hit it on the back several times and it released the little girl.”

The girl’s 13-year-old sister alerted Miller to the harrowing situation involving the family pit bull. She showed up at Miller’s home banging on his door and screaming.

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