Blu-ray Review: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

The Joy of Movies

By John Corrado

★★★ (out of 4)

Based on a true story from World War I, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a charming animated film that recounts the tale of the first dog to ever be given the rank of Sergeant by the United States Army, and the most decorated pooch in American history.

Stubby is a stray Staffordshire Bull Terrier who wanders into the army training camp on the parade grounds at Yale University in 1918, and almost instantly befriends the young soldier Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman), who takes him in and gives him his name.

While there is some reluctance to having an untrained dog join their ranks, Robert teaches him how to salute, which wins over the general. When the American soldiers are deployed in France to help fight the invading German forces, Stubby finds his way aboard the ship, and becomes both an invaluable part…

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