From Baghdad, With Love

From Baghdad, With Love

A Marine, the War, and A Dog Named Lava

Book - 2006
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When Marines enter an abandoned house in Fallujah, Iraq, and hear a suspicious noise, they clench their weapons, edge around the corner, and prepare to open fire. What they find during the U.S -led attack on the "most dangerous city on Earth," however, is not an insurgent bent on revenge, but a tiny puppy left behind when most of the city's population fled before the bombing. Despite military law that forbids the keeping of pets, the Marines de-flea the pup with kerosene, de-worm him with chewing tobacco, and fill him up on Meals Ready to Eat. Thus begins the dramatic rescue attempt of a dog named Lava and Lava's rescue of at least one Marine, Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman, from the emotional ravages of war. From hardened Marines to war-time journalists to endangered Iraqi citizens, From Baghdad, With Love tells an unforgettable true story of an unlikely band of heroes who learn unexpected lessons about life, death, and war from a mangy little flea-ridden refugee.
Publisher: Guilford, CT : 2006
ISBN: 9781592289806
1592289800
Branch Call Number: ANF 956.70443092 KOPE
Characteristics: 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Roth, Melinda

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Mercius
Mar 04, 2011

A lovely and uplifting story about the joy a dog can bring to even the most awful situation.

bridget Jun 19, 2008

A wonderful story of how one little pup affected the lives of so many people, especially a lieutenant colonel in the US Marines, in war-torn Iraq. His antics(especially his roo-rooing) will make you laugh out loud as you follow his journey from Iraq to California.

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