From Baghdad, With Love

From Baghdad, With Love

A Marine, the War, and A Dog Named Lava

Book - 2006
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Love and hope often arrive in the strangest places and in the strangest ways. During his tour of duty in Iraq, LtCol Jay Kopelman of the U.S. Marines endured the emotional stress common for those involved in bloody battles for freedom. Skirting the rules forbidding pets, Kopelman and his comrades adopted an abandoned puppy left behind after the battle for Fallujah. The dog (named Lava) befriended the Marines and journalists and was eventually smuggled out of Iraq by the soldiers with the help of NPR reporters, John van Zante and the Helen Woodward Animal Center, Iraqi citizens, and the Iams pet food company.--Publisher description.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9781599211824
Characteristics: xii, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Roth, Melinda


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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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