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Sergeant Stubby – heroic dog of World War I (15 photos)

Name of the brave on small pictures – Sergeant Stubby. This sturdy child – not just a dog, and earned a lot military regalia. Its history began in 1917 when a homeless puppy wandering near the Yale campus, picked up a man named George. Robert Conroy, later received the post of ordinary US Army.

The dog named Stubby (meaning “Shorty”) during World War I became the mascot of the squadron Conroy, part of the 102nd infantry of the 26th Yankee Division.

From his post four-legged “son of regiment” handled perfectly, easily raising the morale of the soldiers. During the drill wearing the dog next to the host, affecting the public unlearning military saluting. With a general favorite was associated only one problem – the presence of dogs in the army is not allowed. Described here sounds like a real film-plots, but all this – the real story of the baby Stubby.

Stubby died of old age in 1926. His achievements have been recognized so grandiose that the body of a dog, it was decided to immortalize. At the moment, “Stubby” is part of the exhibition of the State Museum of American history.

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