A wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him
U.S. Army Captain Luis Montalvan was a highly decorated member of the U.S. military when he returned home from two tours of duty in Iraq. The trauma he encountered overseas, however, started to take its toll as he settled back into his life stateside. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Montalvan about his struggle to return to civilian life after his time in the service and how Capt. Montalvan’s relationship with his service dog “Tuesday,” restored him both psychologically and spiritually.
Then for the last few minutes of this hour on Focus, we’ll hear about University Laboratory High School’s radio documentary project. WILL’s Dave Dickey, who has been with the project since its inception, and a student who participated in this year’s production, Sunjay Koshy, joins host Jim Meadows. Short stories that accompany an hour-long radio documentary will air at the end of Focus all this week, and the full production that features the stories of several veterans of the U.S. military from central Illinois will air next Monday, Nov. 11, in its entirety during the show.
Are you a veteran, or someone who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, who’s found solace in a pet? We’d love to hear from you this hour on Focus.