Sergeant Stubby - heroic dog of World War I.
• Sergeant Stubby - heroic dog of World War II
Name of the brave on small pictures - Sergeant Stubby. This sturdy child - not just a dog, and has earned numerous military regalia. Its history began in 1917 when a homeless puppy wandering near the Yale campus, picked up by a man named John. Robert Conroy, subsequently received the position of ordinary US Army.
The dog named Stubby (which means "little man") during the First World War, became the mascot of the squadron Conroy, part of the 102 th infantry division of the 26th Yankee.
from his post four-legged "son of regiment" he coped perfectly well, easily raising the morale of the soldiers. During the drill dog adorned next to the host, affecting public unlearning military saluting. With the 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 Stubby baby.
When the military unit owner the dog came time to go to Europe to participate in hostilities, Stubby was secretly brought on board a warship. Captain of a ship is not liked the fact opened this "contraband", but he immediately changed his mind after seeing patriotic "military salute" by Stubby.
Since then, the dog is always accompanied by the 102nd battalion on the front. Initially, the role of Stubby was only the moral support of the soldiers, but over time it was a real savior of many lives.
According to sources, in this picture shows exactly the 102nd Battalion. Quite difficult to unequivocally affirm the truth of this statement, however, in bags with masks each military dogs differ shape, resembling the silhouette of Stubby. And it was this dog was the mascot of units.
At the beginning of his service Stubby suffered a gas attack. After the dog came out and helped to fully restore health, it has acquired an incredibly keen sense for the smell of gas. Later, feeling the beginning of the enemy attack with such weapons, dog immediately began to rush the trench, alerting the soldiers of the threat. Such assistance provided military enough time to put on gas masks and protective mask priladit Stubby.
This photograph shows the other dog, but it kind of gives you an idea of how to look Stubby in their protective gear. As you can see, it turns cute.
Stubby clever enemy could easily recognize the language in which the man spoke. He was able to retrieve the wounded soldiers and alert medics. One dog even caught a German spy, scour trenches between the Allied armies.
Holding his spy, Stubby went down in history as the first dog, received the rank of sergeant in combat. He was even awarded the Order of the Iron Cross, which he wore on his dog mundirchike together with other marks of distinction.
In this photo, the heroic dog receives the award from the hands of General John Pershing. The newly made Sergeant looks very solid.
Here we can see a respected sergeant in the company of his subordinates (and at the same time - the owner) Corporal J. Robert Conroy.. Yes, this is not a reservation: Stubby outgrown human officer.
By the time the war ended in the account Stubby including 17 different battles in which a brave dog managed to participate. At some point, he was seriously wounded by a grenade. For the gift of a unique sense of reality at times it requires a very high price ...
It is not surprising that soon after the war, Stubby turned into quite known and popular person. After the armistice, waiting for his departure to France home dog-sergeant met with President Woodrow Wilson. As has been said about the meeting afterwards: "The two of them shook hands."
In 1920, Stubby was personally present at a meeting of the National Congress of the Republican Party, and in 1921 was even invited by US President Warren Harding to visit the White House. A few years later, Sergeant Stubby again paid a visit to the presidential residence to meet with Calvin Coolidge, the next leader of the country.
In the photo - Stubby and his master / slave J. Robert Conroy..
In America dog returned a national hero. Here he leads a military parade.
Stubby was awarded the title of life member of the American Legion and the National Navy. When J. Robert Conroy began to study at the Faculty of Law at Georgetown University, he received the status of dog mascot and this institution. Currently, the mascot of the University acts as a dog named Jack.
Stubby died of old age in 1926. His achievements have been recognized by such a grandiose that the dog's body, it was decided to immortalize. At the moment, "Stubby" is part of the exhibition of the State Museum of American history.