This 4-pound Yorkshire terrier lived
large. Smoky was found in the jungle of New Guinea and soon was
purchased by an American soldier, Bill Wynne. Wynne trained her,
according to the Yorkie Doodle Dandy website,
and the tiny, 7-inch dog accompanied him for two years during World War
II. While abroad, she entertained troops and earned honors for her
bravery, saving Wynne's life on at least one occasion by warning him of
incoming fire on a transport ship.
After the war, Smoky and Wynne went home to Cleveland, Ohio, and
continued to entertain veterans and the public. She is memorialized with
a statue in Lakewood, Ohio.11 of the bravest dogs in history.