Iowa veterans reunite dog with fellow veteran
A group of Iowa veterans helped a brother, a veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder be reunited with his service dog.
According to a report by WHO, Adam Morton was moving to Michigan to be closer to family, but during the journey his service dog, Quincy, ran away and Morton was forced to leave without him.
After serving two yours in Iraq, Quincy helped Morton keep calm through his PTSD, according to the report.
“It was one of the worst feelings I’ve ever had,” Morton said. “I honestly didn’t think I would be able to see him again.”
An animal control officer happened to find the dog who had a microchip, allowing Quincy to be identified and Morton to be notified. The Iowa Patriot Guard Riders volunteered to bridge the 600 miles and reunite the two.
“This was something that we said, let’s do this, we just need to do it,” said Patriot Guard Rider Jim Clark.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 two patriot guard riders will deliver Quincy back to Morton, according to WHO. Morton said the first thing he and Quincy will do is go for a long walk.