The tiny dog of war saved the lives of soldiers during the Second World War and became the first therapy dog
Smoky may not have looked hard, but the dog was a veteran of the war at the end of the Second World War. In addition, her owner attributed her life to her and she became the first registered therapy dog after the war. (See Video next Page )
Smoky was first discovered in a foxhole abandoned in the jungle of New Guinea by an American soldier in February 1944. The soldiers originally thought it belonged to a Japanese soldier, but it did not include not the commands in English or Japanese, leaving its unknown origins.
Upon his return to camp, Corporal William (Bill) A. Wynne of Cleveland, Ohio, bought Smoky for about $ 6.00 so that the other soldier could continue to play poker.
It turned out to be a chance purchase, a purchase that Wynne saved.
Once, she led Wynne to safety when they were bombed by a shell of a transport ship. The explosions hit the men around them, but Wynne survived unscathed thanks to Smoky’s warnings.
For two years, Smoky endured the extreme conditions of jungle and fighting, sleeping with Wynne in his tent and sharing rations. She became a member of the 5th Air Force and was credited with twelve combat missions and received eight battle stars for her courage and life-saving work. Open next Page To See Viedo