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Warrior Pups: True Stories of America's K9 Heroes
Lavishly illustrated with full-color photos throughout, Warrior Pups takes you behind-the-scenes into the lives of the fiercely dedicated military men and women and their civilian supporters who make the US Military Working Dog program the success that it is. It has been estimated that during its six-year career in the field, each Military Working Dog saves the lives of 15 ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published September 1st 2017 by Lyons Press
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In the six years that we have been fostering MWD (Military Working Dog) puppies for the BP (Breeding Program) at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, I have read a number of excellent books about the working dogs, their handlers, their trainers, and the invaluable service they all provide our country. These books have been accurate and inspiring. And yet this one, Warrior Pups: True Stories of America’s K9 Heroes, best captures the true spirit of the MWD Program, the dogs, and all of the many dedica ...more
May 08, 2017 Jordan Larsen rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
In the sacred halls of the United States military, there are a myriad of dedicated institutions whose sole mission is training young men and women for the national defense of democracy and freedom here at home and abroad. Yet, many of these schools of valor and service are closed off from the prying eyes of the American public. However, there is one unique training facility that breeds and trains one of the most effective warriors on the planet. Enter Lackland Air Force Base and the renowned Do ...more
This is a wonderful book. I'd highly recommend this for kids, either to read or to be read to them. I read it in one day. If you're a highly emotional person like I am, keep tissue handy. The stories cover the gamut of emotions, from joy to sadness. I especially loved Ffalcor, the "Big Daddy." By the way, that's not a typo. You'll learn more on their naming protocol when you read the book.