Sgt. Stubby: An Un­likely Hero

Te Awamutu Courier - - Entertainment -

A won­der­ful, true WWI story of the most highly dec­o­rated lit­tle ca­nine won­der.

Of­fi­cial mas­cot of the US 102nd In­fantry Reg­i­ment, as­signed to the 26th (Yan­kee) Divi­sion in World War I, serv­ing for 18 months par­tic­i­pat­ing in 17 bat­tles on the Western Front, he saved his reg­i­ment from sur­prise mus­tard gas at­tacks, found and com­forted the wounded and once caught a Ger­man soldier, hold­ing him there un­til Amer­i­can sol­diers found him.

So heart­felt, in­tense and sin­cere, it will bring you to tears.

With World War I loom­ing, Robert Conroy, a young Army pri­vate, adopts a stray, stump-tailed ter­rier.

Conroy names his new friend Stubby and gives him a home, a fam­ily, and a chance to em­bark on the ad­ven­ture that would de­fine a cen­tury.

The two quickly find them­selves in the trenches of France and on the path to his­tory.

French soldier Gas­ton Bap­tiste be­friends the man and dog and ac­com­pa­nies them along their epic jour­ney through harsh con­di­tions and in­cred­i­ble acts of courage.

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