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. America's first war dog,
Stubby served for 18 months and Sergeant Stubby participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front.
He was just another stray dog before he found his way into an area near Yale University
where the 102nd infantry, Yankee Division was training for World War I. Private J. Robert Conroy found the puppy there in 1917 and named him. He was smart and boosted morale.
He learned the bugle calls, the drills and even a modified salute where he put his right paw on his right eyebrow.
Stubby became a lifetime member of the American Legion and later became Georgetown University's mascot.
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