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Chico's Promise

by Laurel Latham

When the U.S. military pulled out of Afghanistan in August, four-legged soldiers had seats reserved on outgoing flights along with the rest of the military. Sadly that was not the case at the end of the Vietnam War.

"Chico, my partner in the 46th Scout Dog Platoon in Vietnam, has been heavy on my heart for many years," lamented Chico's Promise author Mike Monahan. "Chico was a scout dog. He saved my life and the lives of others, and I had to leave him behind. Fifty years later, I'm still feeling a sense of responsibility to give Chico a voice. Chico's Promise is not a war stor...


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