The Dogs Who Will Live In Infamy
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, December 06, 2012, 04:33 PM EST
The House Chamber. The Commander in Chief has just addressed the nation, the day after the day "which will live in infamy:" December 7, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt's beloved Navy was "suddenly and deliberately" attacked by Japanese warplanes at Pearl Harbor. Deeply worried and terribly weary, the beleaguered president knew the only solution would be to declare war on the Japanese Empire.
Conducting interviews on this topic is the author of the new book "Dogs of War", Kathleen Kinsolving.
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by Kathleen Kinsolving
As FDR entered the White House late that evening, a huge weight was lifted. There was Fala, reporting for duty. The overjoyed Scottie Terrier leaped into his master's arms, licking his face with a multitude of canine kisses. It was the first time in countless hours that the president would be granted some desperately needed relief. He knew his Fala was the source of unconditional love, an invaluable ingredient needed to help win the war against the Axis powers and save the Free World.
General George S. Patton and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D.Eisenhower knew it too. The battles they waged, the campaigns strategies they devised, and the G.I.s they rallied were duties which couldn't have been accomplished without the devotion of their own canine companions: Patton's Bull Terrier Willie, and Ike's Scottie Telek.
As historian Carlo D'Este has so wisely stated, "The weight of the world rested on their shoulders and the promise of their faithful dogs to always be loyal and love them unconditionally helped give each the courage to endure, even in their darkest hours. The world owes these "Dogs of War" a considerable debt."
ABOUT YOUR GUEST: Kathleen Kinsolving has been a lifetime supporter of a variety of canine organizations, which includes volunteering as a puppy socializer for Guide Dogs for the Blind, based in Marin County, CA. Kathleen also teaches English and journalism at Centreville High School in Clifton, VA, and in 2010, penned her father's biography, "Gadfly: The Life and Times of Les Kinsolving - White House Watchdog" for WND Books.