The Pit Bull was very respected for their loyalty, determination, and bravery in the early 1900′s. The US Military chose an image of a Pit Bull to represent the country on war posters. The first decorated canine war hero was a Pit Bull named Sergeant Stubby. He was wounded twice in action. Sergeant Stubby was able to save his entire platoon, warning a dangerous poison gas attack. This pit bull also captured a high profile German spy. Sergeant Stubby was, until his death, a guest of every White House administration. The Pit Bull is the only breed to have graced the cover of Life magazine three times. In 1903 Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson hit the road with a Pit Bull named Bud. The dog wore goggles, just like his owner, to keep the dust from his eyes. Together they made the very first road trip across the US. Pit Bulls make great therapy and service dogs. Helen Keller, an American author, political activist, and lecturer, who was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, even she had a Pit Bull as her companion and helper.