May 31, 2021

Memorial Day Special: Sgt. Stubby, American War Hero | JT Doyle & Ann Bausum

Memorial Day Special:  Sgt. Stubby, American War Hero | JT Doyle & Ann Bausum

Every dog is a hero, but some are War Heroes. Sgt. Stubby detected gas attacks and warn his buddies about incoming missiles during WWI. It’s a special Memorial Day episode, and a must-listen.

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It’s Memorial Day, the day when Americans honor servicemembers who never made it out of their uniforms. So we’re taking a break from our regular schedule to bring you the astonishing story of a true War Hero, Sgt. Stubby.

JT Doyle crafted this story while an intern here at Dog Podcast Network. He tells Sgt. Stubby’s story with the help of author Ann Bausum.

Sgt. Stubby is a perfect example of why we all love dogs so much. He was a true American Hero, and we honor his service.

Read his obituary printed by the New York Times on April 4, 1926.

For more “True Tails” (maybe!) of Sgt. Stubby, you can read Bausum’s books and the following articles:

You can also visit Sgt. Stubby at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Today’s show is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.

About Ann Bausum

Ann Bausum is a writer who tells tales from the past for readers of all ages. Her books for young people help upper elementary, middle school, and high school students discover the drama and significance of stories from history that may barely be presented in their textbooks. She makes history relevant, engaging, alive, and irresistible. In 2015 her adopted home state named her Notable Wisconsin Children's Author. Two years later the body of her work received national recognition with the Nonfiction Award of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C.

Her debut title for adults—Sergeant Stubby—likewise explores forgotten history in ways that surprise and entertain readers while adding context to our place in the world today.

Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog

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