National Affairs: Honorable Discharge

Pigeons have been carrying messages ever since a water-locked Noah sent a dove out to bring tidings of land. Caesar, campaigning in Gaul, used pigeons to carry news of his exploits to Rome. In World War I a homing pigeon named Cher Ami, on duty with the famed Lost Battalion, braved gunfire from both the enemy and the Allies, flew 25 miles in 30 minutes with an urgent message for Allied gunners, arrived at his destination wounded in a leg and a wing, saved the battalion. In World War II a pigeon called G.I....

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