A stowaway dog befriends Private James Robert "Bob" Conroy at the Connecticut National Guard camp at Yale University and the two become inseparable. Background Checks I love that Robert always said of his war experience, "I was with Stubby.". James Robert Conroy was born April 18, 1947, in Mason City, the son of Walter and Donna Belle Mae (Savage) Conroy. Conroy (pictured in photograph with Stubby) grew up in New Britain and served … Privacy Policy  |  He was buried in Saint Thomas The Apostle Cemetery, Chester Heights, Pennsylvania, United States. The Yankee Division spent 210 days in combat, fighting in the campaigns at Aisne-Marne, Champagne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne, and Stubby was there for most of it. Stubby wasn’t satisfied with just hanging around as a pet, however. var useSSL = 'https:' == document.location.protocol; The anonymous and as yet unnamed terrier mix was just another homeless street dog in New Haven when the United States entered WWI in April 1917. Tweet, Oh yes, dogs are pack animals and simply must have a friend! The division suffered 1,587 killed in action and 12,077 wounded in action. '//www.googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js'; The average Robert Conroy is around 68 years of age with around 40% falling in to the age group of 41-60. As word spread of the wounding of the division mascot, the collective hearts of the men of the 102nd, especially Conroy’s, must have sunk wondering if they had seen the last of him. The void from the loss of the first one was so great, I told my husband he could either lock me up somewhere or get me another puppy. 1 Like, © 2021   Created by Gerry Regan. He was of undetermined age and breed, but appeared to have some Boston terrier and pit bull in him. Robert Conroy’s most popular book is Red Inferno: 1945. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Robert J Conroy. 5 Likes, Added by The Wild Geese In February 1918, the Yankee Division was deployed to the front at the Chernin de Dames highway, west of Soissons. Stubby was far too outgoing a boy to remain “under wraps” though, and soon he was discovered by one of Conroy’s commanding officers. document.write('googletag.defineSlot(\"\/111100742\/home_3rd_sidebar\", [180, 150], \"sidebar3\").addService(googletag.pubads());'); . document.write('