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Stubby with General Pershing

"Stubby, Life Member of the American Red Cross, soliciting members for the Red Cross"

"Stubby," WW I Canine Hero
1921

Mascot of the 26th (Yankee) Division
In July 1917, Stubby was smuggled aboard the SS Minnesota at Newport News, VA, and sailed to France with the 102nd Infantry, 26th (Yankee) Division. By February 1918, he was in the trenches. Fitted with his own gas mask, Stubby underwent several gas attacks and was adept at warning the troops when gas was approaching their positions. On April 20, 1918, he was wounded in the left foreleg by a shell fragment during the Battle of Seicheprey. He earned one wound stripe and three service stripes. After the Armistice, Stubby returned home, where he was made a life member of the American Legion, American Red Cross, and the YMCA. In this picture, a taxidermied Stubby wears a medal-studded chamois blanket, embroidered with the flags of the Allies, that was made for him by the women of Chateau-Thierry.

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Presented to the Smithsonian by his master, J. Robert Conroy, March 22, 1956.
Stubby received a Purple Heart for battlefield wounds
"Stubby: Brave Soldier," a children's book by Richard and Sally Glendenning, was published in 1978 by Garrud Publishing Company, Champaign, IL.
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