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June 8, 2020

Meet the hero carrier pigeon that saved US troops during a WWI battle 100 years ago

A carrier pigeon that saved soldiers in WWI can now be found at the Pentagon. 

In the third floor hallway of the Pentagon, just outside the Army Chief of Staff’s office, there is a pigeon. Walking the corridors, the lifelike pigeon stands out among the cases of military history that display Revolutionary-era bayonets, Civil War uniforms and replicas of helicopters used in Vietnam. Upon closer inspection, one might notice the pigeon is so life-like because it has been taxidermied. It’s also missing one leg. That pigeon’s name is “President Wilson” — an unsung hero of World War I that made a daring flight to save U.S. troops exactly 100 years ago on Friday. Read more