Sergeant Bill, a Tough Old Goat!
Sergeant Bill in uniform with soldier friend.
(Photo: Broadview Museum)
Sergeant Bill, as the goat was called, was a big help. He saw action beside his human friends in many battles, including one where he pushed three soldiers into a trench just seconds before a shell exploded where they had been standing.
Despite being wounded several times, Sergeant Bill survived the war. Once the fighting was over, he was even part of a big parade in Germany, proudly wearing a fancy blue coat with his sergeant stripes. He then returned to his hometown where he was reunited with his owner.
Isn't it refreshing to hear a story like this coming from suck a terrible time in our history? I thought so.
Coffee out on the patio again this morning. Fresh cookies to share!