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Sgt Stubby – Died (10)

March 16

Sergeant Stubby

1916 – March 16, 1926

  • the most decorated war dog of WWI
  •  the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat
  • served with the 102nd Infantry Regiment
  • He entered combat on February 5, 1918
  • in the trenches in France for 8 months
  • participated in 17 battles
  • warned his unit of poison gas attacks
  • located wounded soldiers in no man’s land
  • captured a German spy
  • April 1918 wounded in the foreleg by German hand grenade
  • 1918 met President Woodrow Wilson on Christmas Day
  • July 6, 1921 General John J. Pershing decorated Stubby with a gold medal on behalf of the Humane Education Society in Washington, D.C.
  • 1921 – received at the White House by President Warren G. Harding
  • 1924 – received at the White House by President Calvin Coolidge
  • Memorial Day 2018 – Life-size bronze statue unveiled in Middletown, Connecticut
    – CT Trees of Honor Memorial

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