Since the Civil War, US soldiers and their canine companions have been inseparable. Over time, these dogs have shown they provide more than love. Stubby, a bull terrier in World War I, could sniff out poison mustard gas before any human in his division. Smoky, a whip-smart Yorkshire terrier, ran telegraph wire through no-man's land in World War II. Nemo, a tough-as-nails German shepherd serving in Vietnam, took a bullet in the eye, yet crawled on top of a gravely wounded soldier to protect him. Other four-footed warriors gave the ultimate sacrifice. This is the story of how dogs and soldiers became more than buddies when they were Bonded by Battle.
Nancy Roe Pimm, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is the author of nonfiction narratives for young audiences. Her book Colo's Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla was chosen to represent the state of Ohio at the 2012 National Book Festival, and was a Choose to Read Ohio selection for 2013 and 2014. She is also the author of The Indy 500: The Inside Track, The Daytona 500: The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race, The Heart of the Beast: Eight Great Gorilla Stories, and The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World (all Junior Library Guild Selections). She lives in Ohio.
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