A salute to Cher Ami

Here’s the telegram that brave little Cher Ami, the passenger pigeon, carried for the Lost Battalion. Maj. Charles Whittlesey sent the message to his commanding officer.

Cher Ami was shot during his flight — his leg later had to be amputated.

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And here’s the story of the Lost Battalion and its pigeon soldier:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/03/27/lost_battalion_transcription_of_message_carried_by_pigeon_from_stranded.html

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