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‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ in theaters Friday

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:02 am

By Jennifer DiDomenico
A&E Editor

“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” is marching into theaters on Friday, April 13.

Based on a true story, this computer-animated feature film tells the incredible true story of a stray dog and the young soldier who rescued him from the streets. Stubby was given a home, a family and the chance to embark on a new adventure, which would unknowingly define the century.

Today, Stubby remains the most decorated dog in the United States Armed Forces.

In part of the celebration of Stubby, Fun Academy Motion Pictures has announced its partnership with The Humane Society of the United States and roughly 90 other regional and national animal organizations.

“For all who appreciate the service of dogs in war and the ties of loyalty that unite them with soldiers and veterans, this film’s a treat,” said Bernard Unti, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor for The Humane Society of the United States. “There are few stories in the history of the human-animal bond to match the stirring tale of a special dog and a special soldier who met on the training ground and served together on the field of battle during World War I.”

“Stubby’s legacy as a doughboy mascot and a post-war ambassador for animal adoption and the kindness cause makes his story one for the ages — all ages,” Unti continued.

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