An assistance dog meets his friend for life, a former soldier, thanks to an association

A former soldier was marked by his deployment in Afghanistan, years after his return to civilian life. To help him overcome this ordeal, an association appointed him an assistance dog.

Cory Klitzing was luckier than many of his comrades in returning alive from Afghanistan, but he did not return home, to Vandalia in Illinois, totally unscathed. His deployment in 2008 marked him psychologically.

However, since Thursday July 14, 2022, he can count on the precious and infallible support of Major, his new friend. The latter is a one-year-old German Shepherd, who became his service dog, reported The Chiefs Union.

Illustration of the article: A service dog meets his friend for life, a former soldier, thanks to an association
The Chiefs Union

A magnificent meeting made possible by the team of Red Leg Technologyan association helping traumatized soldiers such as Cory Klitzing.

To join the latter and discover his new home, Major one makes a very long journey; 2 days on the road and as many drivers who took turns and having crossed several States. A journey softened by the presence of the dog’s favorite toy, a green hippopotamus.

When the canine arrived, he and Cory Klitzing spent a long time sitting side by side on the stairs in front of the house. Their friendship started from there.

Illustration of the article: A service dog meets his friend for life, a former soldier, thanks to an association
The Chiefs Union

Jennifer Sandifordvolunteer at Red Leg Technologyexplains that the association was founded by 2 army veterans, who also had German Shepherds and thus could see how wonderful these dogs are.

“Be the best dog dad”

Cory Klitzing had just served with the husband of Jennifer Sandiford within the National Guard. When she learned that the organization had a dog that had just completed its apprenticeship, she immediately thought of him.

In addition to training service dogs, Red Leg Technology helps ex-servicemen in different ways, including financially when they fail to join the 2 fights.

Cory Klitzinghim, had only one hatred, it was to take away Major at the park and other fun places. ” I just hope to be the best dog dad I can be he says.

Read also: Inspired by his German Shepherd, he plans to run an ultra-marathon in the desert for the refuge that saved him

Illustration of the article: A service dog meets his friend for life, a former soldier, thanks to an association
The Chiefs Union

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