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World War I

World War I and a Remarkable Messenger Dog

During World War I, the United States had no canine corps, but once we entered the war, our troops were the beneficiaries of military dogs... continue »

Rin Tin Tin: The True Story

Rin Tin Tin likely would have been a German war dog if the World War I battle near Saint-Mihiel had gone differently. In September of... continue »

Sergeant Stubby, World War I Mascot

Though the United States did not yet have an official program for using dogs in the military until World War II, one dog--a pit bull--earned... continue »

Loretta Walsh: First Woman to Enlist in Navy

Loretta Perfectus Walsh was the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Navy (March 17, 1917) and the first woman to reach the rank of... continue »