During 1917 a (Pit) Bull Terrier American, lost in a military camp of the 1st and 2nd Connecticut "Camp Yale" training camp near the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut.
Stubby how the dog has been known, befriended Private J. Robert Conroy and soldiers. He soon became their mascot "unofficial-official". Stubby was smuggled aboard the troop ship SS Minnesota and hidden in a bunker coal until the ship had set sail for the coast of France. Stubby was a very nice dog and has maintained strong moral, on their arrival, the CO allowed Stubby to remain. Stubby has done his part, running up and down the trenches, his nose would have barked a first alarm signal of gas muster, Stubby also alerted the troops of German attacks.
He soon became accustomed to the exploding bombs and heavy artillery, was taken to a field hospital at the front when he was shown to collect gas that made his nose is very sensitive. Stubby also had instinct to identify the wounded soldiers, when he heard the sound of spoken English could direct the ambulance. It is believed he saved many lives.
In April 1918, the 102 infantry and Stubby, finally a chance to prove their worth when they raided a German city estate Schieprey, as the Germans retreated threw hand grenades at troops pursuing. It seems that Stubby has a little 'excited, a hand grenade exploded and wounded him in a front leg and shrapnel in the chest. E 'was admitted to a hospital of the Red Cross recovery for further surgery. E 'became well enough to visit the wounded soldiers and boosted the morale once again. As the troops advanced again Chateau Thierry, in which a woman of the country Stubby a chamois blanket. Stubby could wear his number, medals, flags embroidered strip wound and his sergeants, three gallons of service etc. (This blanket is on display at the State Armory in Hartford, United States of America).
In Neufchateau, the house where Joan of Arc was Stubby received his first medal. At Argonne Stubby immobilized a German spy until the troops arrived, and the light was captured. The troops confiscated German iron cross and pinned to the back of Stubby deck, over time this cross has been lost, but there are so many decorations and souvenirs displayed on the deck today.
|Sergeant Stubby Army Dog Picture|
Stubby when he returned to the United States has retired, but his life had just begun, as he traveled the length and breadth of America. He was made a life member of the American Legion and would parade every year until his death in 1926. He was a war hero and was famous all over the United States, met and shook paws with three presidents - Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge - the White House on several occasions. Stubby became a life member of the American Red Cross and the YMCA and regularly go on sale door to recruit members for both organizations, continued to sell bonds Vittoria.
|American Army Dog Sergeant Stubby Pictures|
When J. Robert Conroy, began studying law at Georgetown University, Stubby went along too! As a team mascot for the Georgetown Hoyas. During the game at half time Stubby was given a ball to play with to the delight of fans.
In 1978, Stubby was once again the news with the launch of a children's book entitled "Stubby-Brave Dog Soldiers".
|Sergeant Stubby with Medals|