A new monument in Connecticut honors service animals with a statue of one of the nation's most famous war dogs.
The sculpture, "Stubby Salutes," was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown.
Stubby was a Boston-terrier mix that traveled to Europe with a Connecticut unit during World War I. He became famous for warning soldiers of incoming gas attacks and locating wounded soldiers on the battlefield, staying with them until help arrived.
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His story was the subject of a major animated movie last month, "Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero."
The bronze sculpture, created by artist Susan Bahary, is the culmination of a three-decade effort to create a memorial, spearheaded by the family of Robert Conroy, the army corporal who adopted Stubby during training.