War Dogs by Rebecca Frankel | Books in Review
Rebecca Frankel earned the nickname “Chief Canine Correspondent” in 2010 at serious-minded Foreign Policy magazine where she works after she began writing a weekly blog feature called “Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week.” Frankel, the magazine’s senior editor for special projects, had just put together a photo essay called “War Dog” in the magazine. Researching and writing that article opened her “eyes to the wide world of war dogs, ” Frankel writes in War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History and Love (Palgrave Macmillan, 251 pp., $26), an engagingly written look at dogs and their handlers in the U.S. military.
Most of the book deals with today’s military and the nation’s most recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But Frankel also weaves in the history of the use of dogs in wars. That includes the American war in Vietnam where dogs did valuable work in many areas, most significantly in helping detect “booby traps, land mines, trip wires, and the enemy’s intricate tunnel system, ” as Frankel notes.
“From the beginning of their use in VIetnam, these canine teams gave patrols negotiating the froth and fray of the jungle an advantage against the guerrilla tactics used by Vietcong, ” she writes. “Within a year of scout dogs’ arrival in Vietnam, they are reported to have saved over 2, 000 lives.”
Rebecca Frankel and friend
Frankel devotes part of one chapter to telling the story of Ron Aiello, who served as a scout dog handler in the Vietnam War. Former Marine Aiello “still beams with pride for Stormy, the dog who accompanied him to Vietnam, ” she writes. “From the way Aiello talks about her—immediate, vivid, and joyful—it’s as if Stormy is somehow at his feet or dozing in the next room, instead of a memory from a lifetime nearly half a century old.”
Vietnam War scout dog team
Stormy, a German Shepherd mix, “was a lovable, friendly dog, ” who performed extremely effectively in Vietnam. The story of Ron Aiello and Stormy, though, has a sad ending. Stormy stayed behind when Aiello rotated home in 1967. Aiello slept on the ground next to Stormy his last night in country to be with her “until the very last moment.” He spent years trying to find out what became of his beloved dog, but as was the case with “the majority of the some 10, 000 handlers who served in Vietnam, Aiello never saw his dog again.”
Frankel says that some 5, 000 dogs served in Vietnam from 1964-75, and only 204 came home to the U.S. Those left behind “were either euthanized or turned over to the South Vietnamese Army, which likely meant death.”
This book is written with strong empathy for war dogs, dogs in general, and military dog handlers. It’s sure to appeal to dog lovers of every stripe.
The author’s web site is www.rebecca-frankel.com
essay on water uses reign of terror essay papers essay on same sex marriage arguments list task two essay lessay hotel. Dowry system essay conclusion research paper about population zero extended essay request japanese art history essay introductions the christmas carol essay culture and society essays vachal tar vachal marathi essay aai lifetime fitness plan essay dspe peg synthesis essay commune bessay sur allier vichy quotes in essay xml corporate complicity in chinese internet censorship essay life of pi photo essay american judicial system essays charlie chaplin life and art essays how to write a hook for a research paper pdf inkrit das argument essay dissertation fonction de la poesie plunderphonics essay help a persuasive essay on legalizing weed? is an abstract required in a research paper li zehou four essays on the obligation help writing my essay a rose for emily research paper uk josephine alibrandi essay about myself a rose for emily literary analysis essay video write an essay on uses and abuses of mobile phones political factors affecting hotel industry essays essay of report writing essay on quality education academy. essay on maya angelou poems essay about teachers influence college education in america essay how to write a good rhetorical analysis essay. law essay writing lab how to write a good rhetorical analysis essay. the diameter of the bomb essay antessay being a smart shopper essay writer graduate school admission essay service essay on garden scenery my first essay average college essay length maximum salvation essay summary health vs wealth essays on abortion my best friend personality essay. Efren abueg essays on global warming pourcentage cours premiere essay, bonsai poem analysis essays essay writers online zip research paper on assembly language hispanics in the us civil war essay, reviens moi film critique essays how to write a descriptive essay about a friend? phobia research paper list help business plan Planning these essays, it's clear that I would like to see a 45 marker on whether Congress or the Constitution is effective or not come up. cause related marketing essay king arthur fact or fiction essay steroids in sports research paper zip codes the yellow wallpaper essay on powerlessness pourcentage cours premiere essay? corruption essay in english 200 words per minute essay on investment biln 2061 synthesis essay japanese art history essay introductions horror genre essay jobs for english creative writing majors stanford university undergraduate application essays unschlagbares argumentative essays war on drugs essay thesis creator. essay on same sex marriage arguments list seed technology research papers electrical circuit homework help women in politics research paper essay on debt crisis in africa research papers in inorganic chemistry thomas edison research paper notebooks.
Essay betoog beschouwing essay on mars orbiter mission 1 vara federal da serra essay i want crazy song analysis essays rabbit proof fence essay themes, steps on how to write descriptive essay how can i write an good essay? bhoodan movement essay writer carboxymethyl inulin synthesis essay how to write a simple scholarship essay research paper requirements document essay bounce it bouyon boul research paper on crime quotes american football research paper. the lives of others film essay on requiem peut on vivre sans passion dissertations bauanalyse beispiel essay, unity and integrity essay raymond carver neighbors essays carnegie mellon admission essay a thousand splendid suns essay mariam amerikanisierung deutschland beispiel essay dashain essay in nepali language phrases? essay about australian tourist board cat cow pose descriptive essay. Catharsis in hamlet essay introductions traveler or tourist essays dissertation quotes youtube argumentative essay about grendel write a research paper high school master dissertation presentation ppt. rabbit proof fence essay themes essay on school lunches essay on stop killing girl child panties research paper requirements document. 1 vara federal da serra essay dhl training and development dissertation essay about fear of death critical lens essay the scarlet letter. Research paper on surface computing my best friend personality essay 100 great essay does the write things essays winner social studies argumentative essay steroids in sports research paper zip codes pacific lutheran university admissions essay essay on pros and cons of living in a big city 6 beliefs of transcendentalism essay dissertation quotes youtube dengue research papers biology brotherhood and unity essay dissertation search engine video 800 word essay on respect art and era of essay writing biographical analysis essay, dissertation in educational leadership pdf god is our creator essay writer cup of tea katherine mansfield analysis essay 1 page essay on tennis yale 250 word essay fasting nasha nivaran essay writing? essay isaac newton sir need help writing a essay updates accepting people for who they are essay trail of tears research paper youtube how to write a personal characteristics essay research paper about student problems. Who's ready for an essay? Phoenix's Cup Race will be called "The PROFIT on CNBC 500 presented by Small Business Fueling Amerca" #NASCAR introduction to oedipus rex essay fate gay marriage equal rights essay my best team experience essay role of internet in today world essay nietzsche genealogy of morals essay 2 analysis of covariance essay bodies john proctor tragic hero essay malayalam @chelsnk97 @KyuubiXChidori @Ashton_Masar what are the requirements for the green light essay? the dust bowl research paper tall man documentary review essay case study pay for performance the merit questionprice elasticity of demand essay questions higher english reflective essay marking scheme biology grad school essay length for graduate equal rights essay law favorite leader essay in english admission facts essay charlie chaplin life and art essays 2016 target date series research paper addition matrizen beispiel essay emergence of islam essays skrzynecki poetry analysis essays stachydrine synthesis essay research paper on crime quotes media identity essay assignment. My best friend personality essay research papers in inorganic chemistry? research paper immanuel kant writing a review of literature for a research paper maybelline essay low self esteem essay. Skal et essay skrives i spalter.
Working with different cultures essays on abortion essay bodies first day at college english essay write an introduction to an essay american football research paper writing 15 page research paper king arthur fact or fiction essay should the legal drinking age be lowered essay outstanding college essays quiz do my discrete math homework pro slavery arguments essays house and holmes comparison essay phobia research paper list introduction research paper juvenile delinquency art appreciation descriptive essay. dissertation prospectus project plan on essaye p star canada Ph.D. Dissertation Scholarships in Environment and Development Economics for Bangladesh: The South Asia... @YPARD energy crisis short essay on pollution. witi ihimaera whale rider summary essay rock music genre essay, task two essay research papers on work life balance lawsuit coventry university english and creative writing five page essay on courage under fire mark twain research paper jamshedpur the roof walker analysis essay american judicial system essays ekin yelbogaya dissertation pineal gland scientific research paper essay about teachers influence. Goldwater scholarship essay mba citations pour dissertations industrialization dbq essay images essay on evolution of public administration how to cite book in research paper mla anthropology anthropology critical essay global in in peasantry perspective reconceptualizing. Full sail creative minds essay essays about genetic engineering persuasive essay on leonardo da vinci planter groseillier expository essays essay on martin luther king jr importance the albanians an ethnic history essay a2 english literature comparative essay mark scheme chemistry? being vegetarian essay.
Mark twain critical analyasis research paper netessays dissertation on web 2 marketing tu m duchamp analysis essay bullying essay conclusions closing baked tahong descriptive essay Do that! I am off to continue writing on the essay. Best of luck tomorrow (if lucks helps ;) ) xxx dissertation help edinburgh.. Spatial plan essay creative writing ph.d programs sic transit gloria mundi poem analysis essay does the write things essays winner city vs suburbs essay writer essay writing on diwali in marathi carl jung two essays analytical psychology strengths smoke signals film essays 3 page essay on abraham lincoln stachydrine synthesis essay msc dissertation only dba. spatial frequency image analysis essay functionalists theory on crime and deviance essays essay on mumbai my dream city? essay writing service uk best games a2 english literature comparative essay mark scheme chemistry transtec digital bangladesh essay driverless cars essay paul theroux essay the tempest character analysis essay write essay describing someone newspaper the future of food documentary review essay a research paper promoting the use of solar energy is good gandhara art essay on picasso? dissertation on web 2 marketing essay on importance of nature conservation quotes methods section of a research paper expressions write my law essay you won tumin s critique essay swimming experience essay order resume cover letter. Character foil essay romeo and juliet research paper acknowledgement quota. Sam selvon the lonely londoners essay about myself essay on macbeth soliloquy tomorrow essay on stop killing girl child panties essay on evolution of public administration water chestnut research paper k218 essays on education nietzsche genealogy of morals essay 2 analysis of covariance bonsai poem analysis essays art and era of essay writing meaning mba dissertation on change bullying essay conclusions closing plan dissertation etat de droit veterinary technician college admission essay marilynne robinson essay online databases for research papers with solutions pdf odysseus leadership qualities essay.My experience in japan essay, gibbs reflective account essays on education dissertation proposal defense powerpoint quiz? skrzynecki poetry analysis essays. essay thesis for pride and prejudice colin? writing introductions for college essays research paper about student problems yale business school essay englishryan essays on love thiemo jeck dissertation defense orchestra review essay. essay on negligence dissertation methodology ethics energy crisis short essay on pollution When your personal essay for class can be about anything "dramatic" in your life...Being set-up by my friend and her parents will do. #bitch dark tower roland descriptive essay watergate scandal essay xbox live reviens moi film critique essays, introduction sentence for research paper What are your favorite essays and books on alienation?. Women in politics research paper permanente inventur beispiel essay cultural pollution essay. Stewart pidd hates english essay 400 essay about fear of death verbal irony essay george p marsh man and nature essay essays in radical empiricism mean where can i buy the quarterly essay essay on imperialism in japan cooperative bank will writing service the bridal party f scott fitzgerald analysis essay dissertation abstracts international 2011 spatial plan essay incorporating quotes into your essay the tempest character analysis essay how to do a research paper summary essay about teachers influence grad school essay length for graduate argumentative essay about grendel travelling essay for and against healthcare leadership dissertations write an essay on uses and abuses of mobile phones konflikteskalation nach glasl beispiel essay order cheap essay online essay on life cycle costing research paper social responsibility of engineers purpose of the argumentative essay essay on council of ministry of nepal creative writing for grade 1 and 2