Where did you serve and what did you do?
Army, Co B 299 CBT Eng, VN 70-71, 28 Div, HQ Co, 2/111th Inf, Bn Maint Officer 0-3.
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
Buddy, is my certified Service Dog, trained, tested, and certified to assist me with my disabilities. Life, would not be what it is with out him. He is now 7 yr old. He is also certified as a Hospice Dog, through Hospice Care of the low country, Bluftoon SC. We set with veterans in there last days. We also visit (2) nursing home. Oaks, Beaufort SC. Where we visit a memory unit every week. 4 veterans patients. Buddy dose tricks, get pets, and makes smiles. He also visit St Helena Place, (2) times each month and makes smiles there.3 veterans present. We also belong to Patirot Guard, where we give honors to veterans at Beaufort National Cemitary.
Why do you do it?
As a 100% IU PT veteran, who worked for the VA 29 years. Served in the Army and PA NG. Started off as a E-1 worked my way to E-6, went to OCS at the age of 30. Worked my way to 0-3, even was a W-1 for 2 years. Buddy and I do what we do to pay back All veterans.Alive, in nursing home, weak under hospice care, or who have passed through PG at Beaufort National Cemtery