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Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII (Paperback)
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Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 31/10/2003
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As a twenty-three-year-old veterinarian, William W. Putney joined the Marine Corps at the height of World War II. 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 in the Pacific. After the war, he fought successfully to have USMC war dogs returned to their civilian owners. "Always Faithful"is Putney's celebration of the four-legged soldiers that he both commanded and followed. It is a tale of immense courage as well as of incredible sacrifice. For anyone who has ever read Old Yeller or the books of Jack London, here is a real-life story that rivals any fiction. At once a wistful tribute and a stirring adventure, "Always Faithful" will enthral readers with one of the great animal stories of all time.

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
ISBN: 9781574887198
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A heart-rending story of courage and loyalty that should be celebrated."
"A riveting account that brings together military and dog history in an unforgettable way and reaffirms the bonds that we keep with our four-legged friends."
"Engrossing . . . You feel as if you were there watching the dogs being trained and going into combat. After the war was over, you find yourself cheering for the men who later fought military bureaucracy and misunderstanding to get these valiant dogs back to the families who volunteered them for service."
"A fascinating and poignant story."

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