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Vintage Photos Reveal Century-Long Obession with Dressing Up Pets

Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. Check out his story.

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from FeeFeeRN

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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 Gorgetown Hoya's mascot.

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from BarkPost

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

Sergeant Stubby was the most decorated war dog of World War I, and the only one to be promoted to sergeant in the field after he successfully located and captured a German spy.

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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.

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from Slate Magazine

Meet Sergeant Stubby, America’s Original Dog of War

Sergeant Stubby :: America’s original dog of war fought bravely on the Western Front—then helped the nation forget the Great War’s terrible human toll.

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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.

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Sgt. Stubby PITBULL, He was solely responsible for capturing a German spy in the Argonne. Following the retaking of Château-Thierry by the US, the thankful women of the town made Stubby a chamois coat on which were pinned his many medals

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Sergeant Stubby: The Most Decorated Dog of The First World War

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