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VIP BONUS Episode – “One Last Thing” with Robin Hutton Discussing a War Animal Museum and New Netflix Series

Join us for a special overtime conversation with bestselling author Robin Hutton, author of “War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of WWII,” as she tells us about her work on creating a war animal museum and her potential new Netflix series on war animals! Did you know that animals are awarded medals of honor in war?  Or that many dogs are used to sniff out bombs, and that pigeons were used to transport messages before the digital age?  Join us for a special Veterans Day podcast episode as we interview bestselling author Robin Hutton, author of the bestselling “Sgt. Reckless”, and author of the new book War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of WWII.
  • 0:30 Robin doesn’t want to simply write a book about American war animals. She wants to build a museum! Hear about her plans to leave something permanent for coming generations to learn about war animals from around the globe.
  • 2:30 Robin wants the museum to feature live demonstrations of sentry dogs, and even horses who work with those suffering from PTSD. And of course, the museum will be dog-friendly!
  • 3:25 Discover Robin’s plans for a weekly Netflix series about our valiant war animals!
OUR GUEST AUTHOR – Robin Hutton 
  • Robin is the author of national bestseller Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse and the newly-released, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of WWII
  • She is the president of Angels Without Wings, Inc., a non-profit corporation that spearheaded the development and dedication of three national monuments to Sgt. Reckless, and was named Patriotic Citizen of the Year by the Military Order of the Purple Heart for her work.
  • Robin lives in California and is currently working to erect a memorial in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the war animals who fought side-by-side with our military war heroes.


BOOK OVERVIEW – War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of WWII

  • America’s highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor, was awarded to four-hundred-forty deserving members of “The Greatest Generation” that served in World War II. But in 1943, before the war was even over, Allied leaders realized they needed another kind of award to recognize a different kind of World War II hero — animal heroes.
  • Founded in 1943, the prestigious PDSA Dicken Medal is the highest award an animal can achieve for gallantry and bravery in the field of military conflict. It was given to fifty-five animals who served valliantly alongside the members of the Greatest Generation.
  • In War Animals, national bestselling author Robin Hutton (Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse) tells the incredible, inspiring true stories of the fifty-five animal recipients of the PDSA Dicken Medal during WWII and the lesser-known stories of other military animals whose acts of heroism have until now been largely forgotten.



Elizabeth Letts, author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation, says of War Animals:

“The book will delight both animal lovers and military buffs.”


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