Stubby was smuggled to France by the 102nd Infantry
Regiment of the 26th (Yankee) Division. He took part in 17 battles, surviving shrapnel and gas injuries.
Stubby’s canine senses helped warn his human comrades of danger. He could smell incoming gas attacks and hear inbound artillery and approaching enemies. He even captured an enemy spy trying to sneak into camp at night. Stubby also served as a mercy dog, finding and comforting wounded soldiers on the battlefield.
For his actions, Stubby was “promoted” to Sergeant. After the liberation of Chateau-Thierry, the women of the town made him a special blanket for him to wear his many awards.
Stubby returned home as a hero and celebrity. Upon his death, he received an obituary in the New York Times.