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  • Published: 26 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473550681
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Lucca the War Dog



The incredible, true story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, winner of Dickin Medal for bravery in war

Lucca K458 is a decorated and highly skilled military working dog who belonged to an elite group trained to work off-leash to sniff out deadly explosives. Her extraordinary skill and bond with dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez resulted in a legendary 400-mission career. During this time, she served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name.

Lucca the War Dog is the gritty and gripping account of Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and rooftop firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs she served with. But it's also the tale of a bond between Lucca and her handlers and how together they overcame the endless brutalities of war, including her own loss of a limb, and the traumas such violence can inflict.

Heartwarming and inspiring, Lucca the War Dog is a compelling portrait of modern warfare.

  • Published: 26 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473550681
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the author

Maria Goodavage

Maria Goodavage is a contributing editor and featured writer for one of the most widely read dog blogs in the world, 'For the Love of Dog' at Dogster.com, which gets between 200,000 and 300,000 page views per month.

Goodavage, who earned a journalism degree from Northwestern University, was a reporter for USA Today for seven years. She has written regularly for numerous other newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and San Francisco Chronicle.

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Praise for Lucca the War Dog

Packed with drama, action and emotion, Lucca the War Dog is an inspirational story of life, death, friendship and the eternal bond between humans and dogs, and a compelling portrait of modern warfare in all its grim reality.

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