Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
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Sgt Stubby, The Hoya (I was the G'town Hoya in the 1920's)
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To be with his men
To not be with his men
His chamois coat with his medals
What the men are eating
To where men need to be cheered up
Comforting the men, warning the men of poison gas attacks, warning the men of incoming shells, finding the wounded, catching spies
Stubby was a small tramp dog wandering ar0und the Yale Bowl one day. His tail had been badly cut off, so he was called Stubby. He learned to march with the men, learned the bugle calls, and even was able to salute, albeit as best he could as a dog. He was smuggled to France when the men shipped out, and fought bravely.
Stubby was found on the Yale campus in 1917 and went on to fight in the trenches in France during World War I, reaching the rank of sergeant, out ranking his owner. He went on to become one of the first mascots at Georgetown University. He was awarded many medals for bravery, including one from General Pershing himself. He also met three presidents.
A Brave Stray
I have had many honors in my life, including 3 Service Stripes,
Yankee Division YD Patch,
French Medal Battle of Verdun,
1st Annual American Legion Convention Medal,
New Haven WW1 Veterans Medal,
Republic of France Grande War Medal,
St Mihiel Campaign Medal,
Wound stripe and Purple Heart,
Chateau Thierry Campaign Medal,
6th Annual American Legion Convention,
Humane Education Society Gold Medal from General Pershing and a Brick in the Walk of Honor at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City
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|October 20th 2006
||More than 8 years!
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I was found on the Yale campus in 1917 by the man I would spend the rest of my life with, J. Robert Conroy. He was a soldier in the US Army, preparing to go to what would be called World War I. When he and the rest of the men shipped out for the Western Front in France, I went with them, smuggled aboard the SS Minnesota.
I was not supposed to be there, but the generals saw how well I got on with the men and made them feel better. I learned how to salute, too.
In France I saw many battles, and was wounded by gas and grenades. I was always nursed back to health and returned to Robert. At night, I would leave the trenches to find wounded men, and one time caught a German spy.
I was awarded many medals which I wore on a coat the women of Chateau-Thierry made for me and met many generals. I was promoted to sergeant, though Robert was only a corporal!
When the war was over, I was smuggled home, and when Robert went to Georgetown University, I went with him and became the mascot. I was the Hoya. During half-time at the football games, I pushed the football all over the field.
During my life, I went from homeless dog to mascot of the 102nd Infantry, Yankee Division, traveled the world, was awarded medals, met three presidents, and attended Georgetown.
It was a good life for a brave stray.
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