Archive for July 12th, 2013

AMERICA’S FIRST WAR DOG

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                                                  Stubby                            
                            
                               (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926)

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a brick in the Walk of Honor at the United States World War I monument,
Liberty Memorial, in Kansas City
 
        
                           

Sergeant Stubby was a stray Pit Bull/Terrier mix,that became the most decorated
war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through
combat. He served 18 months ‘over there’ and participated in seventeen battles
on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks,
found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the
seat of his pants, holding him there until American Soldiers found him. Back home
his exploits were front page news on most major newspapers.  

Stubby was wounded in the foreleg by the retreating Germans throwing hand
grenades
. He was sent to the rear for convalescence, and as he had done on
the front was able to improve morale. When he recovered from his wounds,
Stubby returned to the trenches.

 

 

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Upon returning home, Stubby became a celebrity and marched in,
and normally led, many parades across the country. He met with 
Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Warren G.
Harding.


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HERE’S ONE FOR JOE COOL!

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A Custom ‘57’ Chevy Bel Air

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Bill Cosby while in the U.S. Navy

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William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is 76 today

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CHERYL LADD IS 62 TODAY

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Cheryl Ladd (Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor)

Actress, singer and author Cheryl Ladd is best known for her role as Kris 
Munroe in the ABC television series Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981). She
replaced
departing Farrah Fawcett-Majors in 1977 and remained with
the show until
its cancellation in 1981.

 





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RADIO SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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Lurene Tuttle and Howard Duff, stars of The Adventures of Sam Spade

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a radio series based loosely on the private
detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett. The show
ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949,
and finally for 51 episodes on NBC in 1949-1951. It starred Howard Duff, later
Steve Dunne, as Sam Spade and Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie. The
series was produced and directed by William Spier.

Scriptwriters Jason James and Bob Tallman received an Edgar Award for Best
Radio Drama from the
Mystery Writers of America.

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