Flashback Friday


In honor of Veteran’s Day, we would like to salute all the furry-four-legged troopers! For all their bravery, we thank them.

This is Sergeant Stubby, a homeless pup in 1919 who became the mascot for America’s 102nd “Yankee” Infantry Division in France. Stubby alerted soldiers to the threat of mustard gas in time for them to don their protective masks, captured a spy all by himself and was decorated many times for, “heroism of the highest caliber”. Stubby was also famous for boosting morale in the trenches and cheering the wounded in hospital.

Dog Wearing Military Medals
Via Digital Dog.



  1. sabrina rose says:

    Kudos to our courageous canines!!! They are true bravehearts.

  2. Alas! Is that brave canine a Staffordshire Terrier (aka Pit Bull)?!? He looks so distinguished and proud with all his medals!

    And a heartfelt thanks to all our veterans – we are humbled by your bravery and sacrifice.

  3. Good dog!

    I love that Stubby was famous for boosting morale…but then…he’s a dog. Of course he boosts morale. He just can’t help it!

  4. Martha in Washington says:

    Thank you for your service, Sgt. Stubby!

  5. Look at that face. Just look at it! How could your morale not improve with that face looking at you?

  6. 260Oakley says:

    “Now drop and give me 20… Biscuits!”
    Yes sir, Sgt. Stubby!

  7. Linda Love says:

    Staffies rule!

  8. I love that uniform!

  9. Are you sure about the date? America entered WWI in 1917, and the war ended in 1918. Maybe 1919 was when he was promoted or retired.

  10. there’s some pittie in him (it’s the ears) but he is genuinely stubby and he isn’t squinty. he looks like a proper mutt.

  11. What a great Veteran’s day entry 🙂

  12. I salute you, Sgt. Stubby! And say “who’s a good bo-wee!?” 🙂

  13. Reblogged this on paws2smile and commented:
    Not all Veterans are human!

  14. That is so true, paws2smile 😀 I salute all Veterans be they human or animal 😀

  15. WOW, what a great addition to the Veterans/Remembrance Day hero stories!!