This true story is a gripping tale of the courage and devotion of a man and his highly-trained dog. In 2004, Dowling and his military working dog (MWD) Rex were sent to face the daily dangers of the war in Iraq. They were part of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam. Rex’s job: sniffing out IEDs, hidden weapons, and suicide bombers. Mike Dowling’s job: leading his devoted dog Rex into the heart of danger in Iraq’s most deadly places.
Full-color photographs of Dowling and Rex before, during, and after deployment add an up-close and personal look into a way of life most of us will never experience.
An Amazon review describes the book as an “extraordinary chronicle of loyalty in the face of terrible adversity … an unforgettable story of sacrifice, courage, and love.”
About the Author:Mike Dowling enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2001; after graduating top of his class he entered the military working dog handler program. He was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his Iraq operations with his dog, Rex. Dowling lives in Los Angeles, where he serves on the advisory board of two wounded-warrior nonprofit organizations.