“The good lord in his ultimate wisdom gave us three things
to make life bearable, hope, jokes and dogs,
but the greatest of these was dogs.
I just finished reading War Dogs, by Rebecca Frankel. It was a great read about dogs of war from the civil war to the current war in the Middle East.
I’m married to a Vietnam Veteran that worked with dogs during his time in Vietnam. A few of the stories Frankel tells about I was familiar with. However, there are several tear-jerking tales that I was not aware of.
The book tells how each handler and his dog have an unbreakable bond. So much so that they will often give their life for each other, dog for man and man for dog.
This book should be required reading for all our politicians that push this country towards war.
In my opinion, these dogs of war and their handlers should be honored yearly as a National Holiday.