Can a Sergeant Stubby salute?
Stubby did catch a German spy; he was taught to salute; he did go out into no-man’s land, locate the wounded and bring out the stretcher bearers; he did nurse Robert Conroy through the Spanish flu; and he did get seriously wounded and go AWOL for a month before turning up back at camp.
What did Sergeant Stubby do in the war?
He took on the role of a mercy dog, where he found and comforted dying and injured soldiers in battle. Dogs have a greater sense of smell than humans, so Stubby was able to detect the dangerous smell of gas before any of the human soldiers could.
Who was Sergeant Stubby’s owner?
James Robert Conroy
After a lifetime of honors at the side of his owner, James Robert Conroy, Stubby died in 1926, received a 15-paragraph obituary in the New York Times, and would eventually become part of the Smithsonian’s collection — his coat, laid over a cast, is on display at the National Museum of American History.
How did Sgt Stubby get on the ship?
Sgt. Stubby — who was believed to be a Pit Bull mix — was the most decorated war dog in U.S. history. Conroy didn’t want to leave Stubby behind when his unit was shipped off to France. He concealed his dog inside an overcoat and smuggled him onto his ship.
Is there a statue of Sergeant Stubby?
On Memorial Day 2018 a life-size bronze statue of Sgt Stubby was unveiled in his home state of Connecticut. The sculpture by Susan Bahary depicts Stubby giving a salute, a trick that endeared him to Conroy’s commanding officer.
How did Sergeant Stubby catch a German spy?
Perhaps Stubby’s most distinguished act was catching a German spy by harassing and biting him until his fellow soldiers arrived and captured him. One day, during a grenade attack at Chateau-Thierry, Stubby took shrapnel in his chest and in one leg. Private Conroy carried his canine companion to a field hospital.