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A Boston Terrier who officially earned the rank of Sergeant while serving with the 102nd Infantry 26th Yankee Division during World War I. Stubby was a stray who ended up following soldiers training in Connecticut. One of the soldiers, Cpl. Conroy, grew fond of Stubby and smuggled him aboard the ship when the unit was deployed. Legend has it when the Commanding Officer found Stubby, the little terrier saluted with his paw, supposedly having picked up the gesture from observing the soldiers he befriended. The CO was so impressed he let Stubby tag along.
Stubby participated in 17 battles, survived a gas attack, was wounded by a hand grenade but returned to combat after some time recovering, would alert his fellow soldiers in the trenches of incoming mortar shells, would search for the wounded on battlefield, and captured a German spy. Sgt. Stubby eventually outranked his handler, Cpl. Conroy, who was his handler. Passing away at the age of 10, Sgt. Stubby’s remains are preserved and on display at “The Price of Freedom: Americans at War” exhibit at the Smithsonian.
Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
Yes! Now I don’t have to waste time explaining it to you!