Repinning Sergeant Stubby because he is the best. "The most decorated war dog of WWI and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat...After being gassed himself, Stubby learned to warn his unit of poison gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in no man's land, and — since he could hear the whine of incoming artillery shells before humans could — became very adept at letting his unit know when to duck for cover. He was solely responsible for capturing a German spy in the Argonne."

This Brave, Stubby-Tailed Pit Bull Was America's First War Dog

Meet America’s first war dog, a stray Pit Bull/Terrier mix, named Stubby. He became Sgt. Stubby, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.

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 Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot.

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Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He warned his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. He was the most decorated dog of WWI.

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…

Sgt Stubby Sergeant Stubby, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America's first war dog, Stubby served 18 months 'over there' and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front.

Battle weary hero with medal for bravery...Sgt. Stubby.  17 Battles.  Captured German spy.  Nearly killed by nerve gas; he was able to alert soldiers to its presence.

Battle weary hero with medal for bravery. Nearly killed by poison gas; he was able to alert soldiers to its presence. SGT Stubby was one hell of a Dog!

Gen. John Pershing awards Sergeant Stubby with a medal in 1921.

Meet Sergeant Stubby, America’s Original Dog of War

After catching the spy, Stubby made U. history by becoming the first dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. He even wore the Iron Cross of the German he captured on his doggie jacket, among his many other accolades.

Stubby was a clever little guy, and could identify friend or foe based on the language they were speaking. He had a knack for finding wounded soldiers and alerting medics. He even caught a German spy snooping around Allied trenches. | Sergeant Stubby Will Change The Way You Look At Your Dog

Sergeant Stubby Will Change The Way You Look At Your Dog

Badass of the Week: Sergeant Stubby the War Dog

Sergeant Stubby was a pit bull type dog that was found and “enlisted” by Private Conroy during World War I. The puppy’s short tail gave him a name, and the Army gave him a mission.

Sergeant Stubby and J. Robert Conroy, March 1919. Courtesy of Division of Armed Forces/Smithsonian National Museum of America History

Meet Sergeant Stubby, America’s Original Dog of War

Corporal Robert Conroy and Sergeant Stubby photo portrait Seargent Stubby is a dog who actually got the rank of sergeant

Sergeant Stubby - WW1 Hero  (Some say this is a Pit Bull and not a terrier)

Sergeant Stubby - Hero (Some say this is a Pit Bull and not a terrier) An American Staff

Sergeant Stubby - Sergeant Stubby earned his rank as the most decorated war dog of World War I. This tiny terrier met combat in 17 battles in the trenches of France, warned his unit of incoming poison gas and mortar attacks, found his wounded comrades on the battlefield, and even captured a German spy!

15 Of The Bravest Military Animals To Ever Serve Their Country

Pitbull HERO-they were also one of the most popular family dogs in the 40's&50's, known then as bull terriers. So sad how they have been abused into hurting people and now hated.

SGT Stubby America's First and most decorated WAR Dog! In WWII, I saved my unit. They gave me a medal. Now the country I served wants to destroy my kind.

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Sergeant Stubby, boston terrier war dog during WWI. this orphan pup was destined for great things. I love Sgt. Stubby!

Meet Sergeant Stubby, America’s Original Dog of War

Sergeant Stubby, boston terrier war dog during WWI. this orphan pup was destined for great things. Stubby was a Pit Bull. A famous Pit Bull.

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