Millions of people around the world were introduced to Smoke The Donkey in 2011 as he was transported from Iraq to reunite with his wartime buddy in Nebraska. Now comes the book that tells the rest of their story, which will enthrall families, animal lovers and anyone with military connections.
On a U.S. military base near Fallujah, when Colonel John Folsom meets the little donkey after a general suggests it might be fun to get one. And it was. But Smoke quickly became so much more. A playmate. A parade leader. A way for lonely Marines stationed in Iraq to connect with their families back home through photos and gifts.