Where did you serve and what did you do?
Vietnam with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division from January 2, 1968 through January 29, 1969. I was attached to H & S Company as the Battalion Supply Sgt and Rifle Squad Leader for the Command Group security while on operations against the NVA and VC. Also patrols and night ambushes.
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
My Service Dog, Koz is a highly trained Service Dog that reacts to my PTSD episodes, nightmares and anxiety. I have come to realize that other combat veterans might be unaware of the significant contribution a properly trained Service Dog is able to provide in such a positive manner. Koz was trained by Canine Companions under the Veteran’s Initiative program.
Why do you do it?
Educate the general public regarding Service Dog protocols and introduce fellow veterans to thievery positive life changing opportunities a well trained Service Dog is able to make.