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Sergeant Stubby Army Dog Biography and Pictures

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Sergeant Stubby
Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917-16 March 1926), was the most highly decorated war dog the First World War and the alone dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.
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
Sergeant Stubby Army Dog Picture
Stubby was put in a promotion to the rank of Sergeant by the commander of the infantry 102. Private J. Robert Conroy was Stubby master and was promoted to corporal. Stubby had been gassed a couple of times and wounded several times, both in hospital, where together. Stubby was doing hospital functions for a while 'until Conroy could return to the infantry 102. He stayed with Conroy and 17 honors battle with the infantry until the end of their tour of duty and returned home. Stubby was smuggled back to the United States in the same way as he left, but now he was too well known to arrive without any fuss.
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.
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American Army Dog Sergeant Stubby Pictures
In 1921 he was awarded the Gold Medal of a dog hero by General John (Blackjac) C. Pershing, commander in chief of U.S. forces, the medal was commissioned by the Humane Society.
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.
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The March 16, 1926 Stubby died in Conroy's arm. His remains were presented and exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Stubby DC was on display until Armistice Day in Kansas City November 11, 2006. E 'was withdrawn from the point of view as his skin has deteriorated until it can not be restored. However, his blanket is still on display his wounds, Sergeant Yankee Division Patch, Medal of the Battle of Verdun, five campaign medals; Stripe wound replaced with a Purple Heart in 1932 and the Gold Medal of the Humane Society.
In 1978, Stubby was once again the news with the launch of a children's book entitled "Stubby-Brave Dog Soldiers".
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Sergeant Stubby with Medals

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