Introducing Stubby. That’s Sergeant Stubby to you: decorated WWI Hero, friend to presidents & total looker.
A private named J. Robert Conroy adopted Stubby.
Image source. At camp Stubby learned to respond to bugle calls, marched with the troops and saluted fellow soldiers.
Image source. When it came time to ship out Conroy smuggled Stubby aboard the USS Minnesota in an overcoat.
Image source. Mustard gas almost killed Stubby but after he recovered, he could detect incoming attacks and saved lives. Check out the Stubby patches his regiment wore on their gas mask packs.
Image source. In all Stubby served 18 months all along the Front, fighting in 17 different battles and four major campaigns. He survived shrapnel wounds and carried messages under fire.
Image source. General John J. Pershing, Commander of the US Forces, personally awarded Stubby a gold medal for heroism.
Image source. Stubby also earned a Purple Heart, the Medal of the Battle of Verdun and the Republic of France Grande War Medal.
Image source. Stubby met and charmed Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge.
On this special day of rememberance, we’d just like to say
HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY, STUBBY!