Meet America’s first war dog, a stray Pit Bull/Terrier mix, named Stubby. He became Sgt. Stubby, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.
Jack Brutus was the official mascot for Company K of the First Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War. Unlike Sergeant Stubby, Jack was never in the action nor had a rank. He died in 1898 of spinal troubles and other complications.
Smoky the WWII Mascot - This sweet little Yorkie. - Smoky the WWII Mascot - This sweet little Yorkie was a part of World War II and was the first therapy dog on record. There is a book written about her, entitled Yorkie Doodle Dandy: A Memoir.