As a 23 year-old veterinary, the author joined the Marine Corps at the height of World War Two. He 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 duty in the Pacific. After the war, he fought valiantly and successfully to have USMC war dogs returned to their civilian owners. This book is William Putney's first-hand celebration of the four-legged soldiers that he both commanded and followed. It is a tale of immense courage, as well as incredible sacrifice. For anyone who has ever owned a dog, here is a real-life story that rivals the fiction of Jack London: a stirring adventure and a wistful tribute - one of the great animal stories of all time.
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