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Rico Cosby: The Heroic Work of a Mine Detection Dog


The Marshall Legacy Institute's Canine Ambassador, MDD Rico Cosby, has released his first book. The book, Rico Cosby: The Heroic Work of a Mine Detection Dog, tells the story of Rico's training and life in Bosnia-Herzegovina.


To purchase a signed copy of Rico's book, please visit the MLI Website. All proceeds go towards the donation of a new life-saving mine detection dog.


As a young puppy, MDD Rico never imagined that he would become a hero dog. He saved countless lives by sniffing out landmines in Bosnia-Herzegovina. After working for six years with his human handler, Rico retired and moved to the United States. Now eight years old, MDD Rico works as the Canine Ambassador for the Marshall Legacy Institute. Rico visits schools and organizations to raise awareness of the humanitarian impact of landmines and to demonstrate how dogs like him are working every day to save lives.


On August 27, 2023 Rico and Anne Wooleyhand (Rico's handler and author of the book) launched the book at The Greyhound - An Indie Bookstore in Berlin, Maryland. It was a great event, and Rico enjoyed meeting different people. It was an honor to meet and work with local businesses as part of the publishing process. Thank you to the following:


Bill Cecil - Editor

Wounded Writing Repair Shop, our publisher

Stephaine Fowler - Publisher

Saltwater Media

Maury and Susan Ayers Wimbrow

Owners of The Greyhound Indie Bookstore


The event was a huge success thanks to the locals and visitors to the bookstore.


To purchase a signed copy of Rico's book, please visit the MLI Website. All proceeds go towards the donation of a new life-saving mine detection dog.

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