Navy SEAL Will Chesney to Discuss No Ordinary Dog

A composite image of a book cover for "No Ordinary Dog" and a photograph of Will Chesney kneeling in fatigues next to Cairo, a Belgian Malinois.
Left: No Ordinary Dog. Right: Will Chesney and Cairo. Courtesy of United States Navy.

Last month, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum launched a digital conversation series that advances our mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire during our temporary closure. The third program in this series will be “No Ordinary Dog,” with Will Chesney, former Navy SEAL and author of the new book No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid, on Monday, June 8, at 3 p.m. (ET).

Two dozen Navy SEALs descended on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound in May 2011. After the mission, only one name was made public: Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog. In No Ordinary Dog, Will Chesney, Cairo’s handler, tells his remarkable story.

Book trailer for "No Ordinary Dog"


This program will be live streamed on During the discussion between Will Chesney and Clifford Chanin, executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, those watching will have the opportunity to submit questions via live chat.

Each program in this digital conversation series will deepen our collective understanding of 9/11’s continuing impact on the world today. Visit our past program archive to explore other moderated conversations and performances held at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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