Robert and Sandra wrote this book to honor the men and dogs who served with the 26th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon during World War Two and Korea. Only about 180 men and maybe 90 dogs served in this small unit during this entire time period. The dogs did not get to rotate home, and served more than one master. These men and dogs were credited with saving numerous lives. Some of their stories are told in "Cold Noses, Brave Hearts: Dogs and Men of the 26th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon".
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About the Author
Robert Fickbohm served as a member of the 26th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon during the Korean War and earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal. He credits his survival to the Lord and his scout dog, Hasso. He was married to his wife, Elaine, for 48 years until she passed away in 2003. They had four children: Ron, Rhonda, Sandra and Calvin. He is currently semi-retired but lives and works on his farm in South Dakota. Sandra Fickbohm Granger, Robert's daughter, helped write this book and enjoyed doing the research. She has been blessed with meeting so many wonderful veterans and their families. She is a junior high school teacher, wife, mother of three, and grandmother.