Klinger, A Story of Honor and Hope
This beautifully illustrated, full color, hardback children's book tells the story of a young horse dreaming of fame as a racehorse. But his life is disrupted when he must leave his parents and start a new life. Faced with difficulty and disappointment, Klinger's dream of significance seems unattainable. He then discovers that fame is not necessary, as he finds fulfillment in honoring fallen heroes and bringing comfort to their families.
Based on a real horse that serves in the Caisson Platoon in Arlington National Cemetery, this work of fiction was written for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors in honor of all of America's beloved fallen heroes. Written by Betsy Beard, former TAPS magazine editor and surviving mom of SPC Bradley Beard. Illustrated by Shelley Johannes.
Klinger Companion Plush Horse
The 8" plush Klinger stuffed horse looks just like the real Klinger who works in Arlington National Cemetery as a Caisson horse. Custom manufactured by Aurora, Klinger's surface is washable, and he is stuffed with polyester fibers and plastic pellets.