An Army veteran who fought the Taliban and ISIS has been surprised with a service dog. Zachary Jones’ service came to an end when he was medically and honorably discharged at 23 years old. His sister, Breann, knew he had been through a lot, and she wrote a letter to Holzerland Protection Dogs, which trains Belgian Malinois, Rottweilers, and Thai Ridgebacks for law enforcement and personal protection.
After hearing Zachary’s story, Brianna Holzerland, owner of the company, arranged an event to surprise him with a new service dog. She says giving vets service dogs is a way to give back to the community and it recognizes the soldiers who sacrificed for our country. The event was held at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, a spot with a special meaning for Zachary. He says the monument is what inspired him to be a soldier.
“This right here is what brought in a lot of the guys who were coaching me or brought me up as who I was as a soldier,” he explains, adding that his new dog “means a lot coming from my family and friends and everybody to support me.”
Source: Fox News