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Sergeant Stubby died on March 16, 1926, as a hero, yet today, many people do not know who he is. Sergeant Stubby is the most decorated dog in military history, and the only dog to have been promoted during battle. He fought for 18 months in the trenches for France during WW1 for 17 battles. Stubby warned his fellow soldiers of gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in No Man's Land, and listened for oncoming artillery rounds. He was also responsible for the capture of a German spy at Argonne…

“Sgt. Stubby” being decorated by General Pershing ~ 1st dog to receive rank in the military. He was gassed once, and wounded by shrapnel another time, and once he disappeared for a while, only to resurface with the French forces who returned him to his unit. Stubby even captured a German soldier! Read more about Stubby...

from the Guardian

Vintage dog photography - in pictures

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from BarkPost

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

Repinning Sergeant Stubby because he is the best. "The most decorated war dog of WWI and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat...After being gassed himself, Stubby learned to warn his unit of poison gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in no man's land, and — since he could hear the whine of incoming artillery shells before humans could — became very adept at letting his unit know when to duck for cover. He was solely responsible for capturing a German spy in the Argonne."

from BuzzFeed

25 Animal Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Animals

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Great article on the history of Pit Bulls, - time-lining where the humans came in and created the bad stigmas and stereotypes associated with these loving loyal dogs.