He relied on dogs in the Air Force to save his life. As a veteran, he’s relying on one again
January 16, 2019
“A guide dog will stand in front of them and not let someone interfere with their personal space. A guide dog will alert them when somebody’s coming up and make them more comfortable,” said retired U.S. Army General Doug Brown, the keynote speaker for the breakfast.
Pella, a black Labrador service dog from Southeastern Guide Dogs, lays on the stage near her veteran, Sean Brown while he speaks to a crowd gathered at the Southeastern Guide Dogs Heroes Breakfast on Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Sara Nealeigh firstname.lastname@example.orgSARASOTA
Morgan Watt has relied on dogs to save his life many times.
First, in the Air Force when he was a bomb dog handler, Watt relied on the dogs to detect dangerous explosives.
“Working a bomb dog you had to be 100 percent. I always knew in that position I was expendable, and just felt like if something’s going to blow up, I want it to blow up on me and not somebody else,” Watt said.
“So that was kind of the attitude I had going into all the bomb threats and everything that I worked. It was just high stress but I was relying on my dog for my life. So coming full-circle, it was really easy to rely on my dog again for my life.”
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