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Episode 63 – Sgt Toasty and Boomer

More than man’s best friend

Toasty and I were in my truck talking when we did this podcast. We are Marines, so being mobile is all part of our game. Whether it is fighting, podcasting, or having a good time, we can do it all anywhere 24x7x365.

I would like give a little background story before diving into this week’s episode.

Toasty and I are close and have known each other for over 20 years. I spent a lot of time worrying about him while he was overseas. He is one of the original members of the Rollin HOTT crew, and that is how he got his nickname.

Toasty had problems when he came back, and it was at a time when help for Veterans was not what is now. There were daily struggles, and it was hard watching my friend, my brother, and muse seem like someone else.

This all changed when the process began for him to get a support dog. Toasty’s wife, “The Queen” saw this program and decided that it couldn’t hurt to see what this was all about. America’s Vet Dogs (Info below) handles the training and onboarding of dogs for Veterans with PTSD.

I met Boomer a year ago, and was dumbstruck at the change in my friend. Toasty was engaging, and happy to go out and enjoy life again. No longer was he apprehensive around people because Boomer allowed Toasty to interact with others around him easily. It is like a gift that never stops giving. Much like the Justice for Huey crew that I talked with earlier this year, these dogs work wonders for our Veterans.

Toasty wants any Veteran or family member of a Veteran to know that if you need help it is out there with organizations like America’s Vet Dogs. He doesn’t want you to suffer in silence. I appreciated his willingness to come on Oscar Mike Radio. He talked candidly about his journey and how this changed his family. A big shout out and thanks to “The Queen” for taking care of Toasty and all of us. If you want to find out more information about America’s Vet Dogs see below. OMR sends…..

America’s VetDogs Website

America’s VetDogs

371 East Jericho Turnpike,
Smithtown, NY  11787-2976
(Toll-free in the U.S.) 1-800-548-4337

Who knows what adventures are next for these two? 😉

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