Originally Posted by ThaLadyPit
So are you looking for the actual poster or a digital image of it? Meant to ask this earlier.
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digital copy is all I need, Just cant find it
Originally Posted by Goemon
Jeep, I heard the original Marine mascot was an ApBT
not the bulldog. Is that true?
The original dog was with the guys in POW camps of the Japs in the Philippines, if I remember correctly.
Forget the name though.
The "mascot" for the USMC has always been a bulldog, started with a dog named Jiggs in the 20's
Now.. we did have WAR dogs,, those were APBT
!! One of the first and most famous was a dog named Stubby..
◾He entered combat on February 5, 1918.
◾He warned his troops of incoming attacks.
◾He captured a German spy all on his own.
◾Was wounded in his foreleg, by a German hand grenade.
◾Awarded the Purple Heart
◾While recovering from injuries in the line of duty, he kept morale up among the injured soldiers and eventually returned to the trenches.
◾After being gassed, Stubby began warning his unit of poison gas attacks.
◾The first decorated canine war hero and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant.
◾He was involved in 17 battles, and 4 offensives.
◾After the battle for the French village of Domremy, the grateful women of the township fashioned a hand sewn chamois coat, to display Stubby’ s service chevrons, metals, pins and button.
◾This became his recognized trademark, and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum.
◾Stubby was invited to the White house by three Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, and Calvin Coolidge.
◾In 1921 John Conroy and Stubby headed to Georgetown to enroll in law school where he served several terms as mascot to the football team.
◾Between halves, Stubby would nudge a football around the field with his nose, to the delight of the crowd.
◾3 Service Stripes
◾Yankee Division YD Patch
◾French Medal Battle of Verdun
◾1st Annual American Legion Convention Medal
◾New Haven WW1 Veterans Medal
◾Republic of France Grande War Medal
◾St Michael Campaign Medal
◾Wound Stripe, replaced with the Purple Heart when introduced in 1932
◾Chateau Thierry Campaign Medal
◾6th Annual American Legion Convention
◾Humane Education Society Gold Medal