I love stories about Animals all types but especially dogs, some have been amazing like this story about Stubby a little stray Bull Terrier found by J. Robert Conroy and smuggled into the 102nd Infantry during WWI, he won the heart of the Captain after saluting him and was allowed to stay as their Mascot.
CSgt. Stubby as the Soldiers called him soon proved valuable as a qualified guard dog and he saved many Soldiers lives alerting them to danger. After suffering a mustard gas attack Stubby became ultra-sensitive to its odor and was able to run through the trenches, barking and biting soldiers awake before an attack.
Stubby could locate wounded Americans on the battlefield by listening for the specific sounds of English amid the fracas. He’d stay and bark until the Medics came or lead the Soldiers back to the trenches.
Once Stubby caught sight of a new Soldier in the trenches but after the Man called to him, Stubby recognizing the tone of his voice, his ears went flat and he charged. The Man ran and Stubby bit him on the leg causing him to fall. Stubby kept attacking until the American Soldiers came. The Man he bit was a German Spy who was mapping out the trenches.
Eventually Stubby was injured and unable to return to the front line. He spent the rest of the war on duty in the Hospital, improving the morale of the wounded Soldiers. By the end of WWI he’d been in 17 battles.
Later he led the American Troops in a Pass and Review Parade and later visited with President Woodrow Wilson. He visited the White House twice and met Presidents Harding and Coolidge.
CSgt.Stubby was awarded many medals for his heroism, including a medal from the Humane Society which was presented by General John Pershing, the Commanding General of the United States Armies.
Stubby was also awarded a membership in the American Legion and the Y.M.C.A. When his master, J. Robert Conroy, began studying law at Georgetown University, he became the mascot of the Georgetown Hoyas.
CSgt. Stubby lived out the rest of his life comfortably with his Master Conroy, he died in 1926 and for sure he will never be forgotten.
God’s Creation is Amazing, no wonder it brings Praise and Glory to Him and is why He tells us Mankind will be without excuse if they claim He is not a reality, as we know His hand Prints of Love are everywhere.
Romans 1:19-22 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the Creation of the World are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made even His Eternal Power and Godhead so that they are without excuse. Because that when they knew God they glorified Him not as God neither were thankful but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise they became fools.
Psalm 145: 10 All they Works shall Praise the, O Lord and they Saints shall Bless Thee.
Christian Love and Blessings Always – Anne.