Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a story of incredible friendship and cordial affection based on real events. Stabby’s homeless dog was found by Corporal Robert Conroy at the time when his 102nd infantry was training field exercises in Connecticut during the First World War in 1917. Robbie and Stubby became so attached that when it was time for the soldier to go to the front, he secretly took with him a four-legged friend in a greatcoat on board a military ship to France.
Stbbi became famous as a real fighter who served 18 months side-by-side with his friend. During this time, he learned to recognize gas grenades and repeatedly saved his regiment from carbon monoxide poisoning. The sergeant received the rank for taking a German spy. The women of one of the French cities liberated by the regiment stitched Stabbi a cloak, on which were attached his numerous medals. The dog heroically survived the injuries and, together with his master, returned to the United States after the war. The name and heroic exploits of this unusual sergeant quite deservedly conquered the hearts of Europeans and Americans.