A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
Publication Date: April 2012
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A heartwarming dog story like no other: Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, changes a former soldier's life forever. A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, his physical wounds and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. He wondered if he would ever recover. Then Luis met Tuesday, a sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived among prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, and he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis. Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how, together, they healed each other's souls.
About the AuthorLuis Carlos Montalvan is a seventeen-year veteran and former captain in the U.S. Army. Montalvan s writing and personal tale have been published in numerous publications as well as on many national TV shows. He earned a master s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where he is currently completing another master s in strategic communications.
Bret Witter has collaborated on six New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.