S T U B B Y FIRST W A R D O G H E R O Meet America 's first war dog, a stray Pit Bull/Terrier mix, named Stubby. He became Sgt. Stubby, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.
Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He warned his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. He was the most decorated dog of WWI.
After catching the spy, Stubby made U. history by becoming the first dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. He even wore the Iron Cross of the German he captured on his doggie jacket, among his many other accolades.
One of the most iconic images in American history: On Nov. 1963 ~ his third birthday ~ John Kennedy Jr. salutes the casket of his father, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated three days earlier.