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Pritzker Military Library | Mike Dowling

Sergeant Mike Dowling and his military working dog Rex were one of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam.  Deployed to Iraq in 2004, there was nothing that could have fully prepared either for what they would face in the infamous Triangle of Death.
Sergeant Rex is the story of a human-canine relationship forged in combat.  Through first-hand accounts of dangerous patrols in Iraq, Dowling artfully describes the role working dogs play in today’s military.

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  1. With tears in her eyes, Brandee Moyer, a dog handler with Cherry Point’s Provost Marshal’s Office, bid her friend and partner, Rambo, farewell at a retirement ceremony for the military working dog here, Aug. 17.

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