Where did you serve and what did you do?
Marine Corps. Served with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in Vietnam … January 2, 1968 through January 29, 1969. I Corps. Hill 10 & Hill 37. Participated in Operation Mameluke Thrust / Allen Brook / Mead River and other ground combat actions against the NVA and VC. Rifle Squad Leader / Sergeant E5.
Tell us how your dog is helping you continue #StillServing in your community.
My Service Dog, Koz, a two-year-old Yellow Lab, provides me with the opportunity to be an ambassador for Service Dogs provided by Canine Companions. I make myself available for local schools, law enforcement agencies and other civic / veteran organizations to promote knowledge of Service Dogs and their importance to the veteran.
Why do you do it?
Respect for my fellow veterans and my commitment to my community. Education is important and promoting a positive encounter with a Service Dog helps not just the veteran but also the community, especially school-aged children / young adults.