Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam
ISBN: 1416975225 Global Overview for this book
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This is probably best described as a YA/tween book - a young boy must find a new home for his beloved dog and signs her up to join the army as a working dog in Vietnam. Since this book is for younger readers, not adults, Cracker's fate ultimately turns out to be better than what the vast majority of the Vietnam-era war dogs experienced.
Here's an article about some real K9 troops during the Vietnam War from National Geographic and here's a speech from the dedication of the war dog memorial at Fort Benning, where Rick and Cracker train in the book.
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Released for GoryDetails's Wine + Food challenge, my Year of the Dog challenge, and Secretariat's Oh, the Places We Can Go challenge (more info about Vietnam here).
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