Stubby the War Dog

Stubby the War Dog

The True Story of World War I 's Bravest Dog

Book - 2014
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Move over, Rin Tin Tin. Here comes Sgt. Stubby! That German shepherd star of the silver screen may have been born behind enemy lines during World War I, but Stubby, the stump-tailed terrier, worked behind enemy lines, and gained military honors along the way. Private Robert Conroy casually adopted the orphan pup while attending basic training on the campus of Yale University in 1917. The Connecticut volunteer never imagined that his stray dog would become a war hero. He just liked the little guy. When Conroy's unit shipped out for France, he smuggled his new friend aboard. By the time Stubby encountered Conroy's commanding officer, the dog had perfected his right-paw salute. Charmed, the CO awarded Stubby mascot status and sent him along with Conroy's unit to the Western Front. Stubby's brave deeds earned him a place in history and in the Smithsonian Institution where his stuffed body can still be seen. Almost 100 years later, Stubby's great deeds and brave heart make him an animal hero to fall in love with and treasure all over again.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2014
ISBN: 9781426314865
Branch Call Number: J 940 .483 BAU
Characteristics: 72 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,27 cm

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Meet Stubby. Soldier. War hero. Best friend. Canine. This true story follows Stubby's life with Private Robert Conroy during World War I, their life together after the war including a stint as a college football mascot, all the way through Stubby's inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution! Grades 4-7.

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