“Accurate and fascinating” — Kirkus Reviews, April 2017
Since the Civil War, U.S. 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.
“With machine-gun precision, Nancy Roe Pimm delivers colorful bursts of U.S. war history for all ages. Each chapter is a punchy profile in canine courage and a celebration of the bonds of hard work and sacrifice shared by all those who serve in uniform, whether on two legs or on four.” — Randy Brown, author, Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire
“Outstanding book! Nancy has captured what it's like for both the dog and handler. It is difficult for a dog handler to express just what transpires between him (or her) and the dog to someone who has never experienced that. Nancy gets it — these are dog TEAMS. The dog and soldier ‘read’ each other and respond to a situation accordingly. This short book is an easy read and can help anyone from 12 to 90 to also get it.” — Darrell Trent, Vietnam sentry dog handler