In this new video, Great Big Story profiles a Yorkshire Terrier named Smoky, “the tiniest war hero of all time.” Adopted by Corporal Bill Wynne during World War II, Smoky went on to follow her owner on combat missions in the Pacific Ocean theater, serve as a therapy dog for wounded soldiers, and become a genuine celebrity after the war. And she did all that while weighing only four pounds and standing at just seven inches.
You can learn more about Smoky on her Wikipedia page. One of the highlights includes the time she ran telegraph wire through a 70-foot-long pole to help engineers establish an airbase in the Philippines. As the page notes, “What would have been a dangerous three-day digging task to place the wire was instead completed by this little dog in minutes.”
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