Chips was two years old when America started fighting in the War. He was a mix of German shepherd, collie, and Siberian husky, and he belonged to the Wren family, who lived in Pleasantville. New York. The military needed a bunch of dogs to help them fight, so they asked people to give up their dogs to be trained as War Dogs. Chips got accepted into the Army, and he went to Front Royal, Virginia to learn how to be a sentry dog. He was very smart, so he learned fast.
|Dogs getting weighed at a training camp|
|Chips gets to meet General Eisenhower|
So in the end, all Chips's awards got taken away from him, which doesn't seem fair, if you ask me. And besides that, military dogs started being classified as "equipment." But when the war was over, Chips got an honorable discharge and went home to live with his family again. And his mom, Mrs. Wren, said that even though she thought dogs should get medals, "she had a feeling Chips himself would have preferred a pound of hamburger."
Later on, a book was written about all the adventures Chips had while he was being a War Dog. Then in 1990, the Disney Company made a TV movie called Chips the War Dog. I have never seen this movie, and neither has Mom, but maybe we will try to watch it sometime.