Sergeant Stubby was the first war dog in US and served for 18 months during World War I. He took part in 17 battles on the Western front and was the only dog to ever be promoted to sergeant. He managed to prevent a surprise mustard gas attack thus saving the lives of all his regiment. Once he entrapped a German spy and hold him, biting the seat of his pants, until American soldiers came.
The once stray Boston Terrier, that appeared out of nowhere on the training field in Connecticut and was later taken on board with the soldiers, became a celebrity upon returning to the US. He led numerous after war parades across the country, met with several American Presidents and attended Georgetown University with his war buddy Corporal Robert Conroy, the soldier who first found him in Connecticut. He eventually became Georgetown Hoyas’s team mascot and would be given the ball during halftime to push it around the field thus bringing amusement to the fans. Sergeant Stubby died on April 4, 1926, aged approximately 10, and was later honored with his own brick at the World War I Memorial.