Steve DeVries, US army soldier and combat medic was awarded quite a number of medals and honors. However, great service is, at times, not without sacrifice. In 2007, he got seriously injured during combat after an improvised explosive device went off.
By 2013, DeVries medically retired and found that life wasn’t easy even out of the battlefield. He suffered from anxiety and physical impairment due to previous spinal surgeries. The veteran remained open to getting all the help he could and wished to have a service dog.
November 6, 2016. The lifelong Giants fan, together with his daughter, attended the New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles game to receive honors for his service. Well, at least that’s what he thought! The halftime Military Moment became an unforgettable one with the big surprise.
Without any idea whatsoever, the famous football team, American Humane, and Semper K9 United War Veterans Council presented Steve’s new service dog. 18 long months of being on the waiting list didn’t matter. There couldn’t have been any better way to say “Thank you for your service.”
Story and Image Source: CBS New York