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For thousands of years, dogs have been trained as scouts, guards, trackers, rescuers, or in combat. Pick up one of these fascinating books for stories of courage and bravery about our four-legged friends in the military.

The Dog Who Could Fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side
Lewis, Damien
940.544941 Lew
This is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts-ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend.

Stubby the War Dog : the true story of World War I 's bravest dog
Bausum, Ann
J940.4 Bau
Stubby, the stump-tailed terrier, worked behind enemy lines, and gained military rank and honors along the way.

Sergeant Rex : the unbreakable bond between a Marine and his military working dog
Dowling, Mike C.
B Dowling
Deployed to Iraq's infamous Triangle of Death in 2004, Sergeant Mike Dowling and his military working dog Rex were part of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam.

Hero Dogs : secret missions and selfless service
Bacon, Lance M.
355.424 Bac
Filled with hundreds of dramatic never-before-seen photos, this one-of-a-kind book features inspiring tales of selfless battlefield service related by the war dogs' handlers and fellow soldiers.

Trident K9 warriors : my tales from the training ground to the battlefield with elite Navy SEAL canines
Ritland, Mike
355.424 Rit
An inside look at elite canines-who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake saving countless lives, asking for little in the way of reward.

Soldier Dogs : the untold story of America's canine heroes
Goodavage, Maria
355.424 Goo
A tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them.

A Soldier's Best Friend : scout dogs and their handlers in the Vietnam war 
Burnam, John C.
959.7043 Bur
Like 10,000 other young combat infantrymen, Burnam loved and cared for his dogs, literally carrying their food and water into battle, as they located injured GIs, searched out Vietcong weapons caches and deadly booby traps, and alertly thwarted enemy attacks and ambushes.

Always Faithful: a Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII
Putney, William W.
940.5481 Put
Putney commanded the Third Dog Platoon during the battle for Guam and later served as chief veterinarian and commanding officer of the War Dog Training School, where he helped train former pets for war in the Pacific. After the war, he fought successfully to have USMC war dogs returned to their civilian owners.
 

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