Smoky: The War Dog who Served in World War II
Smoky was a Yorkshire Terrier who became famous for her service as a war dog during World War II. She was found in a foxhole in the Pacific theater by Corporal William A. Wynne, who brought her back to his unit and made her their mascot.
Smoky was trained as a war dog and performed many important tasks, including running a communication line through a 70-foot-long pipe that had been placed under an airfield. Her small size and agility made her the perfect candidate for this dangerous mission.
Smoky’s service in the war made her a beloved figure among American soldiers, and she was awarded several honors for her bravery, including the Purple Heart.
After the war, Smoky lived with her owner, Corporal Wynne, and became a celebrity. She appeared in numerous television shows and movies and even performed tricks on the stage of the Palace Theatre in New York City.
Smoky’s legacy as a war dog has inspired many other dogs to serve in the military, and she is remembered as a symbol of the courage and loyalty of all war dogs.