Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. Americas first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months over there and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there til American Soldiers found him). Back home his…
Meet Sergeant Stubby, America’s Original Dog of War
Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Gorgetown Hoya's mascot.
Stubby went on to be a lifelong member of the American Legion and the YMCA. When J. Robert Conroy went on to Georgetown University Law School, they made Stubby the mascot. Currently, Georgetown’s mascot is some dog named Jack. | Sergeant Stubby Will Change The Way You Look At Your Dog
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