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.”