Wounded Veteran Chooses His Service Dog To Be Best Man At His Wedding

When Justin Lamford and his then-girlfriend Carol Balmes were engaged, Justin already had already chosen his best man.

It was going to be his beloved service dog Gabe, who had been by his side helping him recover from his PTSD among other things.

You see, Justin Lansford lost his leg during service in Afghanistan:

“I was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and we were in eastern Afghanistan in early 2012. We struck an IED and it flipped my truck completely. I had bilaterally severed femurs which resulted in the amputation of my left leg.”

Gabe was paired up with Justin through the Warrior Canine Connection, and since then, he’s played a huge role in getting Justin back on his feet.

He even played a vital role in Justin and Carol’s proposal by holding the ring box, so it comes as no surprise that he would be playing a big part in their wedding too.

Gabe wore an outfit made from one of Justin’s military uniforms which was decorated with all of his medals and ribbons.

And as usual, he was on his best behavior

Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!