2 new books honor Sergeant Stubby, famed World War I dog from Connecticut

Two new books by the National Geographic Society honor a local dog for his heroism during war. The books tell the story of Sergeant Stubby,

The books tell the story of Sergeant Stubby,

The books tell the story of Sergeant Stubby, a war dog highly decorated for his bravery in France during World War I.

NORWALK - Two new books by the National Geographic Society honor a famed dog from Connecticut for his heroism during World War I. 

The books tell the story of Sergeant Stubby, a war dog highly decorated for his bravery in France.

Stubby was born in Connecticut and came into the life of J. Robert Conroy while he was at a national training camp on the campus of Yale University.

When Conroy was deployed overseas, he and Stubby were inseparable.

During the war, Stubby helped capture a German soldier and helped rescue wounded soldiers on the battlefront.

After Stubby’s death, Conroy was committed to having him recognized for his heroism. A taxidermist at the Smithsonian was commissioned to mount the remains of Stubby. He is on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. A portrait of Stubby hangs in the West Haven Veterans Museum.

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