Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He warned his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. He was the most decorated dog of WWI.
William Gedney Boy standing on washtub and drinking by kitchen sink. Kentucky, From William Gedney Photographs and Writings Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. Let's not forget, it's not that long ago.