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Mike Dowling

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Mike Dowling enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2001. He was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his Iraq operations with his dog, Rex. Dowling currently lives in Los Angeles, where he serves on the advisory board of two wounded-warrior nonprofit organizations.

Photograph © Monique Feil

Mike Dowling

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Mike Dowling enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2001. He was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his Iraq operations with his dog, Rex. Dowling currently lives in Los Angeles, where he serves on the advisory board of two wounded-warrior nonprofit organizations.

Photograph © Monique Feil

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Mike Dowling
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Semper Fidelis and K9 leads the way!

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. in no particular order: 1. Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 2. Alive by Pearl Jam 3. Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers 4. November Rain by Guns and Roses 5. Fade Into You by Mazzy Star (can you tell I grew up in the 90's?!)

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. It would be Captain William Putney, the godfather of the Marine Corps K9 program and I would say thank you, and Semper Fi...

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I am grateful

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. a dog that is not housebroken

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