USS IOWA - prphoto
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In center right (Vicky). When Navy Captain John L. McCrea first brought home a new pet dog, his wife said, “Get that thing out of here.”  Years later his daughter Annie Sullivan recalled, “my sister named the dog Victory but we all called him Vicky. He was just a mutt.” That “mutt” would go on to sleep at the foot of President Franklin Roosevelt’s bed, share the Captain’s Wardroom with the great military leaders of World War II, log in over 205,000 miles on the Battleship Iowa, and be given full military honors when he finally left the ship

In center right (Vicky). When Navy Captain John L. McCrea first brought home a new pet dog, his wife said, “Get that thing out of here.” Years later his daughter Annie Sullivan recalled, “my sister named the dog Victory but we all called him Vicky. He was just a mutt.” That “mutt” would go on to sleep at the foot of President Franklin Roosevelt’s bed, share the Captain’s Wardroom with the great military leaders of World War II, log in over 205,000 miles on the Battleship Iowa, and be given full military honors when he finally left the ship