Stubby the Dog

by Kaylee from Ocean Springs

Stubby the dog was at first a stray dog, until he found his way near Yale University where Private J. Robert Conroy lived. He took in the small dog and named him Stubby, due to his small tail. Even though dogs were not allowed, he kept him because he was smart and boosted morale. The dog even made his own salute by putting his right paw on his right eyebrow.

He was allowed to join the soldiers on the front lines in World War I. He was once injured in a gas attack. He then could easily smell gas which then for the next gas attack he could warn the sleeping soldiers. Making sure that no one would get hurt from the second attack.

On other attempt to hurt/kill more soldiers a German soldier was trying to map the layout of their campsite, Stubby luckily saw that he was not one of his men and began barking and biting the man until given a promotion to Sergeant.

Sadly, Stubby was injured by a grenade attack. He had large pieces of shrapnel in his leg and chest. He was rushed to their hospital then later transferred to a Red Cross Recovery and had surgery. When Stubby could walk again he visited other wounded soldiers and gave them hope.

By the end of the war Stubby had served in 17 wars/battles. He led a parade and later met President Woodrow Wilson. He also met Presidents Harding and Coolidge, and visited the White House twice. He was awarded many medals for his heroism. He was also awarded a membership at the Y.M.C.A.

Stubby became the mascot of the Georgetown Hoyas. Stubby died in 1926.

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Last edited 9/8/2011 12:00:00 AM

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