Fletcher Carson, deeply depressed after losing his family in an accident, volunteers to go to fight in Viet Nam at a time when the war seems to be a lost cause for the US. His unit is close-knit and is sent on dangerous reconnaissance missions, searching tunnels and the jungle for the Viet Cong. During one mission, a badly injured Labrador Retriever crawls out of the jungle. The officer in charge, fearing a trap, orders Fletcher to shoot and kill it but Fletcher defies the order, carrying the dog back to their base for medical treatment. This begins the relationship between the dog they name Jack and Fletcher. With his mastery of commands, Jack appears to be a lost canine unit dog, and after he heals he accompanies the unit on patrol. He locates trip wires and booby traps, saving the lives of the men in the unit and working his way into the hearts of war-weary soldiers. As the war comes to a close, Fletcher is shocked to learn that the Army dogs will be left behind to fend for themselves. Jack has become Fletcher’s reason to live and he defies orders to leave Jack behind, thus beginning their journey to survive together. Finding Jack is a story of friendship, love and hope in the darkest of situations. Author Crocker tells the story of thousands of Army dogs that were left behind in Viet Nam through Jack’s story–dogs who saved thousands of American soldiers lives and were abandoned to survive on their own or were killed. This is a story that will touch your heart–a story of the bonds forged in war between both men and dogs.