Dogs take on key roles in the military and for veterans, such as alerting soldiers to threats, joining raids and being companions long after challenging tours of duty. Here are books on dogs in the military and companions of retired members of the military in the Cobb County Public Library System or on order:
- Sergeant Rex: the unbreakable bond between a Marine and his military working dog by Mike C. Dowling and co-author Damien Lewis
- Sergeant Stubby: how a stray dog and his best friend helped win World War I and stole the heart of a nation by Ann Bausum. This item is on order.
- Retired Marine lieutenant colonel Jay Kopelman’s From Baghdad, with love: a Marine, the war, and a dog named Lava and the follow-up From Baghdad to America: life lessons from a dog named Lava
- Until Tuesday [large print]: a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him by Luis Carlos Montalván
- The dog who could fly: the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side by Damien Lewis (co-author of Sergeant Rex). This item is on order.
- Always faithful : a memoir of the Marine dogs of WWII by William W. Putney
- Soldier dogs: the untold story of America’s canine heroes by Maria Goodavage
- Trident K9 warriors: my tales from the training ground to the battlefield with elite Navy SEAL canines by Mike Ritland
- Nubs: the true story of a mutt, a Marine & a miracle by Brian Dennis
- Dogs on duty: soldiers’ best friends on the battlefield and beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
- Soldiers’ dogs by Meish Goldish