Congressman Martin Frost's wife Kathy has written a children's story about "Snitch," a
World War II dog hero from Blooming Grove, Texas in the 24th District. The story appears in the latest edition of Scholastic News, a children's publication sent to schools nationally.
Snitch was a real-life German Shepard belonging to Bob Lane and his 10-year old son Bruce in Blooming Grove. Snitch served as an U.S. Army K-9 in the European Theater during World War II. In March of 1942, the Lane family volunteered their dog to the Army's war effort. Snitch served until the end of the war in Europe in 1945 and then returned home to the Lanes.
"Kathy and I hope that this remarkable story will teach school children across America about World War II and the unique contribution of a Blooming Grove family," said Frost.
Snitch has his own memorial in Blooming Grove, and he is honored on the town's memorial to all of its World War II veterans.
Children in classrooms throughout the country will be able to
read Mrs. Frost's story in the May 7, 2001 edition of Scholastic News. Scholastic publications reach 32 million kids, 45 million parents and nearly every school in the country.
Scholastic has donated several hundred copies of the Snitch story to Congressman Frost's office. His office will distribute them to every student in Blooming Grove's schools.
"We hope that this story will impress upon children the tremendous sacrifices made by every American during World War II, including a 10-year old boy and his dog."
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CONTACT: Tom Eisenhauer, 202-226-3210