Local Vet brings doggone good time to Charlie Norwood - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center


Local Vet brings doggone good time to Charlie Norwood

February 7, 2017

Pete Way and his service dog, Rory, interact with students from the 4K class of the Episcopal Day School of Augusta, Ga., Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s Uptown Campus. Way and Rory were part of the Intergenerational Music Therapy group and visited as part of National Train Your Dog Month. The duo also visited with Veterans in the hospital’s community living centers, talking about how Rory helps Way with everyday activities. Way, a Savannah, Ga., native served in the Army from 1989-2013, including time as a Special Forces medic. In Afghanistan, he was injured in 2003 twice, once by grenade and the second while pulling a soldier out of a vehicle. Way was medically retired in 2013 and, in 2015, when his injured leg became reinfected, it was removed above the knee. He is a volunteer for several organizations that work with service dogs and also volunteers for the Augusta Warrior Project.  (Courtesy photo)